Jayhawks Look to Bounce Back with Three Matches in Las Vegas
Kansas women’s tennis looks to bounce back from a pair of season-opening matches when it travels to Las Vegas, Nevada for three duals against host UNLV, New Mexico State and Pacific. The Jayhawks will take on the Rebels Friday, Feb. 6 at noon (CT) in the Fertitta Tennis Complex. Kansas will then take on the Aggies, Saturday at noon, before challenging the Tigers at the same time on Sunday.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. UNLV
Kansas trails in the all-time series versus UNLV, 1-2. The last match-up between the two programs was in 2004, when they met in the opening round of the UNLV Invitational. In that meeting, the Jayhawks managed just one singles victory as they fell, 6-1, to the Rebels.
SCOUTING THE REBELS
UNLV opened its spring season by hosting some of the country’s toughest competition at the Freeman Memorial Championships where they welcomed UCLA, North Carolina, Stanford, Texas A&M, Southern California and Tennessee for the three-day tournament. UNLV opened its dual schedule at home against Oregon where they fell, 6-1, to the Ducks. They then traveled to UC Santa Barbara where they dropped to, 0-2, on the season by falling to Gauchos, 6-1. The Rebels picked up their only point of the day when Mercedes Lopez Valez won, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0, over Priscilla Garcia.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. NEW MEXICO STATE
Kansas has dominated the series with New Mexico State winning in each of the four matches they have faced the Aggies. The last time the Jayhawks took on the NMSU was in 2010, when they left Las Cruces, New Mexico with a 4-3 victory.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
The New Mexico State women’s tennis team began its spring season by taking on No. 34 Arizona. The Aggies ended up falling to the Wildcats, 7-0. After their second match of the season against SUNY- Buffalo was canceled due to inclement weather, the Aggies took on Texas State and defeated the Bobcats, 5-2.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. PACIFIC
Pacific leads the all-time series with the Jayhawks, 1-0. The two teams first and only match-up resulted in a 6-3 win for the Tigers.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Pacific began its spring slate at UC Davis where the Tigers defeated the Aggies, 4-3. While UC Davis took the doubles point, the Tigers fought back with four singles victories to improve their record to, 1-0. Pacific has a roster filled with experience and is lead by four seniors, one of which is Hana Ritterova, who compiled a 4-2 record overall in singles during the fall season.
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