🎾Seniors Carry Jayhawks to Victory
Lawrence, KS. – No. 29 Kansas defeated No. 53 Kansas St. 4-0 on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Senior Day. The Jayhawks improved to 14-9 overall and 4-5 in conference play. Kansas closed out its home schedule this season at 12-1 with Saturday’s win.
To begin the afternoon in doubles play, Carmen Roxana Manu and Maria Titova defeated Ioana Gheorghita and Manami Ukita 6-1. Shortly after, Karine-Marion Job and Maria Linares beat Raphaelle Lacasse and Sonia Smagina 6-2.
Malkia Ngounoue and Julia Deming clinched the doubles point for Kansas by taking down Florentine Dekkers and Anna Turco 7-6.
Ngounoue earned another point for the Jayhawks, beating Job 6-1, 6-4. Smagina kept the train moving, defeating Dekkers 6-4 6-4. Tiffany Lagarde came back to take down Turco 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to clinch the win for the Jayhawks.
Kansas State dropped to 9-12 on the season.
The Jayhawks will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to play in the Big 12 tournament from April 21st-April 24th.
Singles Results – scores
#62 Titova (KU) def Linares 6-4, 3-6, 1-4 (DNF)
Ngounoue (KU) def Job 6-1, 6-4
Smagina (KU) def Dekkers 6-4, 6-4
Manu (KU) def Gheorghita 6-7, 6-4, 2-3 (DNF)
Velasquez (KU) def Maffei 6-7, 7-5 (DNF)
Lagarde (KU) def Turco 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Doubles Results – scores
Job / Linares def Smagina / Lacasse (KU) 2-6
Manu / Titova (KU) def Gheorghita / Ukita 6-1
Ngounoue / Deming (KU) def Dekkers / Turco 7-6