Jayhawks Open Big 12 Play Hosting Texas Tech, TCU
THE BASELINEAfter taking some time to enjoy its exciting 4-1 victory over Iowa on March 2, the Kansas women’s tennis team will return to action on Friday, March 13. The Jayhawks will open Big 12 Conference play by hosting a pair of ranked schools from the state of Texas during the opening weekend of league action in Texas Tech and TCU.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. TEXAS TECHKansas women’s tennis will take on No. 19 Texas Tech on Friday, March 13. In Kansas’ last match against Texas Tech, the Red Raiders blanked the Jayhawks, 7-0, in Lubbock in 2014. TTU is currently on a 10-match win streak against KU, with the Jayhawks’ last victory over the Red Raiders coming in 2003. The Jayhawks will look to pick up their second win over a ranked team in 2015 and break their winless streak against Texas Tech when the two teams face off Friday. First serve is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
SCOUTING THE LADY RAIDERSTexas Tech enters the match with a 10-3 overall mark. The Lady Raiders rolled past Louisiana Tech, 6-1, in their most recent match.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. TCUKansas will play its second-straight Big 12 Conference match against No. 27 TCU on Sunday, March 15. TCU knocked off the Jayhawks, 5-2, in the two teams’ last meeting in 2014. Kansas will be looking for its first win the series, as TCU holds a 4-0 overall mark against the Jayhawks. KU and TCU will open play at noon on Sunday, March 15, at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGSTCU is heading into the match at KU with a 7-5 overall record on the season. Included in the Horned Frogs’ seven wins is a victory over No. 4 Duke, while all five losses have come at the hands of ranked teams.
KANSAS CONNECTIONSTexas is home to Jayhawk sophomore Caroline Henderson. According to TennisRecruiting.net, Henderson was the No. 4 recruit in Texas. coming out of Dallas in 2013.
KU’s second-year head coach Todd Chapman will see some familiar faces as he challenges his former team in Texas Tech. Chapman came to Kansas following a four-year stint as the women’s tennis team’s assistant coach under TTU head coach Todd Petty.
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