Jayhawks Fall at No. 64 Denver, 6-1

No. 64 Denver 6, No. 75 Kansas 1
Colorado Tennis Club-Monaco
Feb. 21, 2015
No. 1 – Maureen Slattery/Julia O’Loughlin (DU) def, Maria Jose Cardona/Maria Belen Luduena (KU) 6-3
No. 2- Madison Harrison/Smith Hinton (KU) vs. Morgan Barnill/Michelle Garpenlove (DU) 4-4 (unfinished)
No. 3 –  Evy Van Genechten/Charlotte Derbyshire (DU) def, Alexis Czapinski/Summer Collins (KU) 6-3 
Order of Finish: 3,1
No. 1 – vs. Maureen Slattery (DU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU) 7-6 (3), 6-1
No. 2 – Sonja Radosevic (DU) def. Maria Belen Luduena (KU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 – Julia O’Loughlin (DU) def. Madison Harrison (KU) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 
No. 4 – Smith Hinton (KU) vs. Evy Van Genechten (DU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 5 – Charlotte Derbyshire (DU) def. Summer Collins (KU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 –  Morgan Barnhill (DU) def. Alexis Czapinski (KU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Order of Finish: 5,1,4,6,3,2

Denver, Colo. – No. 75 Kansas women’s tennis dropped the doubles point at No. 64 Denver, Saturday afternoon and was never able to recover, falling 6-1 at the hands of the Pioneers at the Colorado Tennis Club-Monacao. 

“Today was a tough match for us,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “I was disappointed in our energy. We have to do a better job of closing out matches if we want to be successful on a consistent basis.”

Court three was the first to finish in doubles as Denver’s Evy Van Genechten and Charlotte Derbyshire knocked off Jayhawk freshmen Rachel McNeely and Summer Collins, 6-3. KU’s tandem of junior Maria Jose Cardona and senior Maria Belen Luduena dropped a 6-3 decision at the hands of Denver’s Maureen Slattery and Julia O’Loughlin on court one as the Pioneers captured the doubles point. 

Down 0-1, the Jayhawks hit the singles courts against the Pioneers. Court five was the first two finish as DU’s Derbyshire bested KU freshman Summer Collins, 6-3, 6-1.

Denver’s Slattery defeated KU’s Cardona, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on court one as the Pioneers took a 3-0 lead in the match.

Kansas got on the board as freshman Smith Hinton was able to control her match with DU’s Van Genechten, 7-5, 6-1. The win would end up being KU’s lone victory of the day as the Jayhawks dropped matches on courts six, three and two to close out the match by the final score of 6-1 in Denver’s favor.

KU will continue its stay in the state of Colorado as they take on No. 68 Colorado on Sunday afternoon at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. The Jayhawks and Buffaloes will take first serve at 1 p.m. (CT). 
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