🎾 Tennis Drops ITA Kickoff Finale
WACO, Texas – Kansas Tennis faced off against Miami on Saturday in Waco, falling 4-1 to the Hurricanes in a non-conference matchup to conclude the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
In doubles action, the Jayhawks went 1-2 with Sonia Smagina and Tiffany Lagarde earning a 6-1 victory over Khodan/Tahan of Miami. The Hurricanes would pick up wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 matches to hold the edge heading into singles.
Kansas got a victory from Maria Titova to open singles play as she won 6-1, 6-2 over #104 Achong. The next three matches to finish would go to Miami, however, allowing the ‘Canes to clinch the victory.
The Jayhawks (0-3) will now face off against Iowa on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. CT in Lawrence for the home opener.
Miami 4, Kansas 1
Saturday, Jan. 29 – Waco, Texas
- #109 Ngounoue (KAN) vs Richardson 6-4, 5-3, DNF
- #42 Titova (KAN) def #104 Achong 6-1, 6-2
- #76 Pfennig def Smagina (KAN) 6-2, 6-2
- Boch-Collins def Lacasse (KAN) 6-3, 6-2
- Lagarde (KAN) vs Khodan 6-3, 0-5, DNF
- Tahan def Velasquez (KAN) 6-2, 6-2
- #40 Achong/Richardson def Ngounoue/Titova (KAN) 6-4
- Smagina/Lagarde (KAN) def Khodan/Tahan 6-1
- Boch-Collins/Pfennig def Lacasse/Velasquez (KAN) 6-4