Jayhawks Advance at 2016 ITA Summer Circuit
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas women’s tennis had a perfect Saturday as all of its participating players advanced at the 2016 ITA Summer Circuit being held at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Freshman Tatiana Nikolaeva, sophomores Anastasia Rychagova, Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia, junior Summer Collins and senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum each advanced in singles play. In doubles play, the KU tandems of Koch/Khmelnitckaia, Collins/Nikolaeva and Bernard-Feigenbaum/Rychagova advanced to Sunday’s competition.
Bernard-Feigenbaum moved forward in the singles draw after defeating Makenna Gonzales, 6-0, 6-0 before knocking off Katherine Nelsen 6-2, 6-2. Rychagova defeated Hannah Hills 6-0, 6-0, and then bested Logan Morrissey 6-2, 6-0. Koch topped Gretchen Cooper 6-0, 6-0, before beating Natalie Lorentz 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the round of eight.
Khmelnitckaia defeated Nicole Lubbers 6-0, 6-0, before knocking off Myrna Olaya 6-2, 6-3. Nikolaeva beat Savanna Hunt 6-0, 6-0, and then defeated Courtney Lubbers 6-0, 6-0. Collins topped Helena Malinakova 6-0, 6-0, and then beat Jaci Cochrane 6-4, 6-1 to advance as KU players make up six of the eight players remaining in the draw.
Koch and Nikolaeva are set to face each other Sunday at 8 a.m, and Collins and Khmelnitckaia face off on a neighboring court at the same time. Bernard-Feigenbaum and Rychagova will also play in quarterfinal matches at 8 a.m., while the semifinal round will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday. Semifinal action in doubles play will get started at 2:30 p.m.
Complete results for Sunday will be available at KUAthletics.com.
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