No. 14 Kansas tops No. 33 UNLV on the road

Maria Toran Ribes returned a point during her three-set match win.

Kansas 4, UNLV 1
Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas, Nevada

February 24, 2017


No. 1 Khmelnitckaia/Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) def. Zhu/Huang (UNLV) 6-4
No. 2 Koch/Nikolaeva (KU) vs. Yang/Moroi (UNLV) 3-5 DNF
No. 3 Rychagova/Toran Ribes (KU) def. Artiga/Bogoslavets (UNLV) 6-1

Order of Finish: 3,1


No. 1 #59 Rychagova (KU) vs. #31 Yang (UNLV) 5-7, 4-5 DNF
No. 2 Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) def. Zhu (UNLV) 6-0, 7-4 (4)
No. 3 Koch (KU) def. Bogoslavets (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Khmelnitckaia (KU) vs. Artiga (UNLV) 6-0, 6-7, 1-4 DNF
No. 5 Toran Ribes (KU) def. Huang (UNLV) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
No. 6 Kenic (UNLV) def. Nikolaeva (KU) 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 3,6,2,5
 Stats Box Score (.PDF)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum notched a pair of wins to help surge No. 14 Kansas to a 4-1 win over No. 33 UNLV Friday at the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex.

At No. 1 doubles, Bernard-Feigenbaum and Nina Khmelnitckaia topped UNLV’s En-Pei Huang and Aiwen Zhu, 6-4, and extended their win streak to four, while claiming the doubles point for KU. The duo is now 10-1 in spring play with a 16-4 overall record. Bernard-Feigenbaum then faced and defeated Zhu at the No. 2 singles spot, winning the match 6-0, 7-6 (4).

“(Friday) was a solid team win,” said head coach Todd Chapman. “UNLV is a good team and put us in multiple adverse situations. I thought the team did a really good job responding in those situations and never quit competing. We have a short time to recover before facing another quality opponent (Saturday) in Tennessee.”
For the second-straight match, Anastasia Rychagova and Maria Toran Ribes teamed up at No. 3 doubles. The duo downed the Rebels’ pair of Paola Artiga and Anna Bogoslavets, 6-1, and improved to 2-0. Toran Ribes earned the match-clinching win at No. 5 singles, topping Huang, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. With the victory, Toran Ribes improved to 7-3 when facing opponents in three-set matches.
Janet Koch made quick work of Bogoslavets at the No. 3 singles spot, winning 6-0, 6-1. Tatiana Nikolaeva was not able to top UNLV’s Jovana Kenic, dropping the match, 6-4, 6-2, for the lone Rebels point.
The Jayhawks will face No. 24 Tennessee, in a neutral site match at the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Saturday at 12 p.m., CT. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.