Jayhawk Netters Look to Extend Win Streak at Wichita State Thursday
LAWRENCE Kan. – After a successful weekend trip to Las Vegas where the Kansas women’s tennis team was able to pick up back-to-back wins over New Mexico State and Pacific, the Jayhawks look to extend their win streak as they head to Wichita State for a midweek match-up. Play is set to begin Thursday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Wichita Country Club indoor courts in Wichita, Kansas.
After dropping the first match of the tripleheader last weekend to host UNLV, the Jayhawks bounced back with the help of the trio of senior Maria Belen Luduena and freshmen Madison Harrison and Smith Hinton. Luduena led the charge by posting a perfect 5-0 mark on the weekend. She was followed by Harrison who recorded a 5-1 mark and then Hinton, who followed close behind her fellow freshman and doubles partner with a 4-2 record for the weekend.
THE SERIES: Kansas vs. Wichita State
Kansas leads in the all-time series versus Wichita State, 15-5. The last match-up between the two programs came last year when the two teams met Feb. 28 in Lawrence, Kansas. The Jayhawks dropped the match to the Shockers, 4-3. Current KU senior, Maria Belen Luduena was one of the Jayhawks top performers that day, coming away with victories in both singles and the doubles, along with her doubles partner current junior Maria Jose Cardona.
SCOUTING THE SHOCKERS
Wichita State is currently ranked No. 43 in the ITA Division I rankings. The Shockers are off to a 7-1 start in 2013 having collected wins over Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Denver, Missouri, Creighton, Colorado and UMKC. WSU’s only loss came at the hands of Pepperdine. The Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week has been a member of the Wichita State women’s tennis team for back-to-back weeks. One of Shockers to be honored was senior, Lucia Kovalova who has posted a, 5-1, record in singles so far during the spring season
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