Jayhawks On the Road Again, Travel to West Virginia, Iowa State for Weekend Matches

Match 18: #34 Kansas at West Virginia
Time 2 p.m.
Date April 8
Location Morgantown, W.Va.
Facility Ridgeview Racquet Club
Series KU leads 3-0
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Scoring
Social @KansasTennis
Match 19: #34 Kansas vs. Iowa State
Time 11 a.m.
Date April 10
Location Ames, Iowa
Facility Ames Racquet and Fitness Center
Series Kansas leads 41-3
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Scoring
Social @KansasTennis

No. 34 Kansas (12-5, 2-2 Big 12) will continue its road trip as it goes up against Big 12 Conference rivals West Virginia (6-8, 0-3 Big 12) Friday, April 8, and Iowa State (13-4, 1-2 Big 12) Sunday, April 10. The dual match at WVU will begin at 2 p.m., at the Ridgeview Racquet Club in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Jayhawks will look to halt a three-match losing streak when they take on the Mountaineers, while WVU enters Friday’s contest having lost five-consecutive matches. Kansas’ match at ISU will take place at 11 a.m., at the Ames Racquet and Fitness Center in Ames, Iowa.
Kansas leads the all-time series with West Virginia, 3-0. At the time, No. 65 Kansas blanked the Mountaineers, 4-0, when the two schools last met in 2015 at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
In the fall, the Mountaineers competed in five tournaments, tallying a 67-64 combined record. Sophomore Habiba Shaker led the team with nine singles wins. Playing primarily at the No. 2 slot, Shaker leads the team’s spring season in singles play with an overall record of 10-0. The doubles tandem of senior Hailey Barrett and Shaker holds a team-best 7-3 mark at the No. 1 doubles slot this season.
Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State, 41-3. The Jayhawks are currently riding a four match-win streak against the Cyclones. Kansas topped Iowa State, 4-2, at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in the two schools’ most recent meeting in 2015.
Iowa State has focused all season on stealing the doubles point to gain momentum. The Cyclones have a history of success when able to secure the first point of the match. Iowa State will look to the freshmen duo of Samantha Budai and Liza Buss to bring the Cyclones ahead in doubles play, as they are 12-3 on their spring campaign. In singles play, the team is lead by senior Alejandra Galvis who will be looking to build upon the strong campaign she is having in her final season as a Cyclone. Galvis is currently 12-2 on the season.
The Jayhawks will stay on the road as they will travel to Ames, Iowa for a match at Iowa State on Sunday, April 10. The dual against the Cyclones will begin at 12 p.m. Kansas will conclude its six-match road swing with a trip to in-state rival Kansas State for the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, April 16. First serve in Manhattan will take place at 12 p.m.
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