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
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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.
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