Undefeated Jayhawks Set to Host Pair of Matches Against North Texas and Colorado

Match 3: Kansas vs. North Texas
Time 1 p.m.
Date February 6
Location Lawrence, Kan.
Facility Jayhawk Tennis Center
Series North Texas leads 4-0
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Scoring 
Social @KansasTennis
Match 4: Kansas vs. Colorado
Time 12 p.m.
Date February 7
Location Lawrence, Kan.
Facility Jayhawk Tennis Center
Series KU leads, 
Notes Kansas
Stats Live Scoring
Social @KansasTennis

The Jayhawks enter this weekend’s matches against North Texas and Colorado 4-0 after defeating both Arkansas and Purdue 4-1 in their most recent matches. KU and North Texas will face off at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence, Kansas at 1 p.m., Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks will then take on the Colorado Buffaloes at 12 p.m., Sunday.

On freshman Anastasiya Rychagova winning this week’s Big 12 Player of the Week award:
“It is always great to see the girls rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We hope this is the beginning of a trend for the future.”

On what he hopes to see out of his team this weekend:
“We are constantly preaching the development of each individual and our team. So, there are things each of them needs to continue to work on in their game, but as a team, I want to see them continue to compete the way we did last weekend. I thought they did a great job of overcoming adversity, and that is something we hope to build on this weekend.”
North Texas leads the all-time series with Kansas (4-0, 0-0 Big 12), 4-0. The last match-up between the two schools was in 2015 when the Jayhawks trailed the Ealges 3-4.
Four freshmen newcomers will be a large part of any success the team may find throughout the year, entering the spring after combining for a 21-17 record in head-to-head matches in the fall. Additionally, the freshmen tandem of Maria Kononova and Tamuna Kutubidze put together an 8-4 doubles mark. Seniors Anastasiya Shestakova and Kamilla Galieva entered the season after collecting eight and nine tournament wins, respectively. 

Kansas (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) leads the all-time series with Colorado, 26-18. The last match-up between the two schools was in 2015 when the Buffaloes topped the Jayhawks, 4-2, in Boulder.
Colorado’s Tina Bokhua made headlines earlier this week by becoming the first CU tennis player to earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after a pair of singles wins atop the team’s lineup last week. Nuria Ormeño Ruiz continues her big season and has a 14-3 overall record, including 4-1 between the top two positions in the singles lineup.
KU will remain at home in Lawrence for the next month to face Wichita State (Feb. 26), New Mexico (Feb. 28), SMU (Mar. 4), Denver (Mar. 6) and Baylor (Mar. 9).
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