All-Jayhawk finals at ITA Summer Circuit
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior-to-be Anastasia Rychagova advanced Sunday to the title match of both the singles and doubles brackets at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Summer Circuit at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park.
Both the finals, scheduled for Monday, will have a Jayhawk feel, as Rychagova will face KU teammate Tatiana Nikolaeva in the singles championship at 9 a.m. Rychagova and Nina Khmelnitckaia will square off against Despoina Vogasari and Janet Koch for the doubles title following the completion of the singles tilt.
With all five participating Jayhawks in the quarterfinal of the singles bracket, four of them advanced to the semifinals after Nikolaeva knocked off Vogasari, 7-5, 0-6, 10-7. Koch collected a 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal win over Mackenzy Middlebrooks to set up an all KU semifinal. Once again, Nikolaeva got the best of one of her teammates, as she posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Koch to advance to the title match.
In the other half of the bracket quarterfinals, Rychagova advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Jessica Anzo. Khmelnitckaia also earned a semifinal spot with her 6-4, 6-3 victory over Ellie Wright. In the second all-KU semifinal, Rychagova downed Khmelnitckaia, 6-2, 6-3.
On the doubles court, Koch and Vogasari snuck past Nikolaeva and Jessica Anzo, 8-7, in the semifinals. Khmelnitckaia and Rychagova beat Ellie Wright and Middlebrooks to advance to the final.
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