No. 41 Oklahoma stops No. 23 Kansas, 4-0
Nina Khmelnitckaia returned a point to force a third set at the No. 4 spot.
No. 41 Oklahoma 4, No. 23 Kansas 0
Headington Family Tennis Center
April 7, 2017
|No. 1||Byrne/Stripp (OU) def. No. 35 Bernard-Feigenbaum/Khmelnitckaia (KU) 6-2|
|No. 2||Koch/Rychagova (KU) vs. Miyazaki/Brigante (OU) DNF 4-5|
|No. 3||Simran/Selim (OU) win by forfeit|
Order of Finish: 3,1
|No. 1||#40 Miyazaki (OU) def. #81 Rychagova (KU) 6-4, 6-2|
|No. 2||Bernard-Feigenbaum (KU) vs. Fotopoulos (OU) DNF 6-4, 3-2|
|No. 3||Byrne (OU) def. Koch (KU) 6-3, 7-5|
|No. 4||Khmelnitckaia (KU) vs. Stripp (OU) DNF 4-6, 6-2, 2-0|
|No. 5||Nikolaeva (KU) vs. Selim (OU) DNF 7-5, 2-3|
|No. 6||Nash (OU) win by forfeit|
NORMAN, Okla. – Kansas women’s tennis was unable to overcome a shorthanded lineup against No. 41 Oklahoma as the Jayhawks fell, 4-0, at the Headington Family Tennis Center Friday evening.
Due to freshman Maria Toran Ribes’ injury, KU opened doubles play by forfeiting court three. The No. 35-ranked duo of Bernard-Feigenbaum and Khmelnitckaia were not able to top OU’s pair of Julie Byrne and Malene Stripp, dropping the match, 6-2.
“Credit to Oklahoma,” said head coach Todd Chapman. “They played with the type of energy and competitiveness needed to win.”
After the doubles win and a forfeit on court six, OU went up 2-0 early in the match. Facing off at the No. 1 spot, No. 81-ranked Anastasia Rychagova fell to Oklahoma’s No. 40-ranked player, Lily Miyazaki, and dropped the match, 6-4, 6-2. On court three, Janet Koch extended the second set, but ultimately dropped the match, 6-3, 7-5, to Byrne.
The Jayhawks will play No. 9 Oklahoma State at 1 p.m., Sunday, at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
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