No. 24 Tennessee Stops No. 14 Jayhawks, 4-0
Maria Toran Ribes earned a third-straight doubles victory.
No. 24 Tennessee 4, No. 14 Kansas 0
Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas, Nev.
February 25, 2017
|No. 1||Lindl/Repic (UT) def. Bernard-Feigenbaum/Khmelnitckaia (KU), 6-2|
|No. 2||Hammond/Schuck (UT) def. Koch/Nikolaeva (KU), 6-4|
|No. 3||Ribes/Rychagova (KU) def. Riley/Bongart (UT), 6-2|
|No. 1||#59 Rychagova (KU) vs. #93 Lindl (UT) 6-1, 5-5 DNF|
|No. 2||Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) vs. Hammond (UT) 6-3, 2-5 DNF|
|No. 3||Riley (UT) def. Koch (KU) 6-1, 6-2|
|No. 4||Khmelnitckaia (KU) vs. Repic (UT) 7-6, 2-1 DNF|
|No. 5||Silva (UT) def. Toran Ribes (KU) 6-3, 6-2|
|No. 6||Schuck (UT) def. Nikolaeva (KU) 6-3, 6-0|
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Anastasia Rychagova and freshman Maria Toran Ribes won their third-straight doubles tilt for No. 14 Kansas, but No. 24 Tennessee claimed the doubles point and added three singles wins to capture the neutral site dual match, 4-0, Saturday at the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex.
With the loss, the Jayhawks fall to 6-3 on the season and the Volunteers improved to 12-1.
“(I give) credit to Tennessee,” said head coach Todd Chapman. “They came out, competed and controlled the energy of the match.”
Rychagova and Toran Ribes paired up at No. 3 doubles for the third-straight match and put together a 6-2 victory over UT’s Ariadna Riley and Ashley Bongart. The Vols claimed the doubles point however when Brittany Lindl and Eve Repic topped KU’s Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Nina Khmelnitckaia at the No. 1 spot, 6-2; and Sadie Hammond and Gabby Schuck downed the Jayhawks’ Janet Koch and Tatiana Nikolaeva, 6-4, in the second position.
In singles play, Kansas was never able to shift the momentum in its favor. Koch dropped a 6-1, 6-2 No. 3 singles match to Riley, while Toran Ribes fell to Johanna Silva, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 5 position. UT’s Schuck added a 6-3, 6-0 win over Kansas’ Nikolaeva at No. 6.
KU’s Rychagova (No. 1), Bernard-Feigenbaum (No. 2) and Khmelnitckaia (No.4) each won their respective first set in singles, but the matches were not finished as Tennessee clinched its fourth point before they were concluded.
The Jayhawks will have nearly two full weeks to prepare for Big 12 Conference play, as Kansas hosts TCU Friday, March 10 and Texas Tech on Sunday, March 12.
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