No. 17 Jayhawks blank Columbia, 4-0

Nina Khmelnitckaia returned a point during her 6-2, 6-3 No. 4 singles win.

No. 17 Kansas 4, Columbia 0
Waranch Tennis Complex
Denton, Texas

March 18, 2017


No. 1 #50 Khmelnitckaia/Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) def. Milstein/Solovyev (CU) 6-1
No. 2 Koch/Nikolaeva (KU) vs. Asatrain/Kevakian (CU) DNF 3-3
No. 3 Rychagova/Toran Ribes (KU) def. Ren/Hu (CU) 6-2

Order of Finish: 1,3


No. 1 #74 Rychagova (KU) def. Solovyev (CU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) vs. Kevakian (CU) DNF 6-4, 5-2
No. 3 Koch (KU) vs. Pollack (CU) DNF 4-6, 6-1, 2-0
No. 4 Khmelnitckaia (KU) def. Asatrain (CU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Toran Ribes (KU) def. Milstein (CU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Nikolaeva (KU) vs. Hu (CU) DNF 6-3, 5-1

Order of Finish: 1,4,5
 Stats Box Score (.PDF)

Denton, Texas – Kansas doubles team of Anastasia Rychagova and Maria Toran Ribes won their fifth-straight doubles match to propel the Jayhawks to a 4-0 neutral site win over Columbia Saturday at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
Playing at the No. 3 spot, Rychagova and Toran Ribes improved to 5-0 after topping the Lion’s duo of Renee Ren and Sarah Hu, 6-2, and giving Kansas the doubles point. The pair also went on to win both of their singles matches. No. 74-ranked Rychagova defeated Alexandra Solovyev, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 1 spot. The victory moved Rychagova to 9-1 in spring play and 20-5 overall. On court five, Toran Ribes downed Adi Milstein, 6-1, 6-3, to give Kansas the match winning point.
“I thought we competed in a very businesslike fashion (Saturday),” said head coach Todd Chapman. “We played with good energy and focus throughout the match.”
The No. 50-ranked pair of Nina Khmelnitckaia and Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum snapped a three-match losing streak after cruising to a 6-1 win over Columbia’s Milstein and Solovyev on court one. The duo is now 11-4 in spring play and 17-7 overall. Playing at the No. 4 singles spot, Khmelnitckaia won her third-consecutive match after topping Rima Asatrain, 6-2, 6-3, and improved to 10-2 in spring play and 16-6 overall.
“We will now start focusing on playing a talented North Texas team (Sunday),” said Chapman.
The Jayhawks will play North Texas at 12 p.m., Sunday at the Waranch Tennis Complex. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.