No. 27 Kansas falls to No. 18 Baylor, 4-0

Nina Khmelnitckaia returned a point in her first-set win at the No. 4 spot.

No. 18 Baylor 4, No. 27 Kansas 0
Hurd Tennis Center
Waco, Texas

April 23, 2017


No. 1 Shankle/Traxler (BU) def. #30 Bernard-Feigenbaum/Khmelnitckaia (KU) 7-5
No. 2 Koch/Rychagova (KU) def. Shakhraichuk/Hinojosa (BU) 6-0
No. 3 Van Zyl/Newborn (BU) win by forfeit

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1


No. 1 #5 Shankle (BU) def. #74 Rychagova (KU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 #116 Rhiann Newborn (BU) def. Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 Koch (KU) vs. Van Zyl (BU) DNF 4-6, 3-4
No. 4 Khmelnitckaia (KU) vs. Shakhraichuk (BU) DNF 6-4, 2-5
No. 5 Nikolaeva (KU) vs. Hinojosa (BU) DNF 3-6, 5-3
No. 6 Traxler (BU) win by forfeit

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2
 Stats Box Score (.PDF)

WACO, Texas – The No. 27 Kansas women’s tennis team battled hard against No. 18-ranked Baylor, but wasn’t able to rally in singles, falling to the Bears, 4-0, at the Hurd Tennis Center Sunday afternoon.
The sophomore doubles pair of Anastasia Rychagova and Janet Koch got off to a quick start in the match by blanking Angie Shakhraichuk and Jessica Hinojosa, 6-0, at the No. 2 spot. The duo has now won three-consecutive matches and improved their overall record to 13-7.
“Credit to Baylor,” said head coach Todd Chapman. “They were just too good (Sunday). We will look to regroup and prepare for the Big 12 Championship next week.”
After a back-and-forth match at the No. 1 spot, the No. 30-ranked duo of Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and Nina Khmelnitckaia weren’t able to top the Bear’s team of Blair Shankle and Katrina Traxler, dropping the match, 7-5.
After winning the doubles point and a Kansas forfeit at No. 6 singles, Baylor went up 2-0. No. 74-ranked Rychagova couldn’t overcome No. 5 Shankle at the No. 1 spot, falling in the match, 6-3, 6-4. Bernard-Feigenbaum fought hard in her second set, but her rally fell short at the No. 2 spot, dropping the match, 6-1, 7-5.
The Jayhawks will return to Lawrence before they head to Norman for the Big 12 Championship where they will be the No. 7 seed and play No. 10 West Virginia at 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.