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The number of match wins Kansas earned this past weekend.


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  • No. 30 KU hosted No. 38 Tulsa for a televised match on the Jayhawk Network Thursday, April 13 and in-state rival Kansas State Saturday, April 15 at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
  • The Jayhawks were still without a complete lineup due to freshman Maria Toran Ribes’ injury and were forced to forfeit No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
  • Thursday against Tulsa, both doubles matches were back-and-forth with every point, but the Golden Hurricane ultimately came out on top after a 7-5 win at the No. 2 spot against the sophomore pair of Anastasia Rychagova and Janet Koch.
  • The duo bounced back in singles, winning the Jayhawks’ only two singles matches. No. 78-ranked Rychagova dominated at the No. 1 spot, topping her opponent, 6-0, 6-3. Koch outlasted her opponent at the No. 3 spot, winning 6-4, 6-2.
  • On Saturday against Kansas State, KU won both of the doubles matches to take the point and tie the match, 1-1, after having to forfeit the No. 6 singles point on Senior Day.
  • Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum, the lone senior on the roster, had the match-clinching win to give the Jayhawks the victory. She was down, 4-0, in the first set and won five-straight games to eventually force a tiebreaker. After falling in the tiebreaker 7-1, she dominated in the second set and battled throughout the third to ultimately win the match, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-4.
  • Rychagova rallied from being down 3-0 in her first set to winning the tiebreaker at the No. 1 spot and then blanking her opponent in the second set to take the match, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.
  • Freshman Tatiana Nikolaeva won her third-consecutive match after defeating her opponent, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 5 spot.
  • Kansas will finish out the regular season on the road when it faces No. 25 Texas at 4 p.m., Friday, at the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center and No. 18 Baylor at 1 p.m., Sunday, at the Hurd Tennis Center.

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