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The number of ranked teams Kansas faced this weekend.


Tulsa (April 13)
Kansas State (April 15)

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  • The Jayhawks hit the road to play at No. 41 Oklahoma and No. 9 Oklahoma State over the weekend and dropped both matches, 4-0.
  • KU was without a complete lineup due to freshman Maria Toran Ribes’ injury and was forced to forfeit No. 3 in doubles and No. 6 in singles.
  • Friday against OU, Kansas was seeing success on a few courts, but the matches were stopped due to the Sooners clinching match point. Senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum won her first set and was on the way to winning her second at the No. 2 spot.
  • Sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia won her second set to force a third and was up, 2-0, when play was stopped. Freshman Tatiana Nikolaeva won her first set, 7-5, playing at the No. 5 spot for the first time.
  • On Sunday, KU was having success at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, but once again the matches were not finished due to Oklahoma State clinching the match. Bernard-Feigenbaum won her first set, 7-5, at No. 2 singles and No. 81-ranked sophomore Anastasia Rychagova won her second, 6-0, after dropping the first one, 6-4.
  • The Jayhawks will return to Lawrence for their final two home matches. The first, which will be televised on the Jayhawk Network, against No. 35 Tulsa is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday. Senior Day against Kansas State is slated for 1 p.m., Saturday.

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