Jayhawks Hit the Road For Pair of Big 12 Conference Matches at TCU, Texas Tech

Match 16: #30 Kansas at #35 TCU
Time 5:30 p.m.
Date April 1
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Facility Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center
Series TCU leads 5-0
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Stats
Social @KansasTennis
Match 17: #24 Kansas vs. Houston
Time 12 p.m.
Date April 3
Location Lubbock, Texas
Facility McLead Tennis Center
Series Texas Tech leads 14-9
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Scoring 
Social @KansasTennis

No. 30 Kansas (12-3, 2-0 Big 12) will play its third Big 12 Conference match of the 2016 campaign when it travels to No. 35 TCU (9-2, 1-0 Big 12) on Friday, April 1. The dual at TCU will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jayhawks will then continue their road trip as they face Big 12 opponent and 13th-ranked Texas Tech (15-2, 1-0 Big 12) on Sunday, April 3. The dual against TTU will begin at 12 p.m. at the McLead Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.
TCU leads the all-time series with Kansas, 5-0. The Jayhawks have yet to defeat the Horned Frogs in a series that began in 1984. Kansas was topped, 4-1, by TCU at the two schools’ most recent meeting in 2015.
This season serves as TCU’s second year under the direction head coach Lee Taylor Walker, who in his debut campaign helped the team finish with the most wins since 1998 with a 19-9 overall record. The Horned Frogs returned four letterwinners and welcomed four newcomers to its spring campaign. TCU has one individual national ranking with the doubles team of Caroline Wegner and Seda Arantekin checking in at No. 27 with a dual record of 5-3. In singles play, Arantekin leads the team at the No. 1 position with a 7-1 mark.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series with Kansas, 14-9. The Jayhawks have lost the last 11 matches against the Lady Raiders. Kansas was topped, 5-1, by Texas Tech at the two schools’ most recent meeting in 2015. Kansas head coach Todd Chapman served as an assistant coach at Texas Tech prior to taking his current position with the Jayhawks.
Texas Tech is coming off a historic 2015 season which saw the Lady Raiders amass a single season school record 21 wins, the program’s first trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the highest final ITA national ranking (No. 16), which they have topped with their current ranking at No. 13. The Lady Raiders have collected four consecutive NCAA Tournament trips under head coach Todd Petty, a program first for Tech. Texas Tech parlayed that success into 66 singles victories during the fall season. Katelyn Jackson, Felicity Maltby, Gabriela Talaba and Alex Valenstein each secured titles in fall events.
Following the weekend in Texas, the Jayhawks will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., for a match at West Virginia on Friday, April 8. The dual will begin at 3 p.m.
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