Jayhawks Fall to No. 9 Oklahoma State, 4-0
| #9 Oklahoma State 4, Kansas 0
Greenwood Tennis Center
April 10, 2015
|No. 1 – Viktoriya Lushkova/Kelsey Laurente (OSU) vs. Maria Belen Luduena/Madison Harrison (KU) 3-3 unfinished|
|No. 2- Vladica Babic/Katarina Adamovic (OSU) def. Smith Hinton/Summer Collins (KU) 6-1|
|No. 3 – Carla Tur Mari/Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Rachel McNeely/Alexis Czapinski (KU) 6-1|
|Order of Finish: 3,2|
|No. 1 – Maria Belen Luduena (KU) vs. Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) 4-6, 2-4 unfinished|
|No. 2 – Smith Hinton (KU) vs. Kelsey Laurente (KU) 6-2, 2-3 unfinished|
|No. 3 – Vladica Babic (OSU) def. Madison Harrison (KU) 6-3, 6-2|
|No. 4 – Karyn Guttormsen (OSU) vs. Summer Collins (KU) 3-6, 3-2 unfinished|
|No. 5 – Carla Tur Mari (OSU) def. Rachel McNeely (KU) 6-1, 6-3|
|No. 6 – Maria Alvarez (OSU) def. Lauren Pickens (KU) 6-3, 6-0|
|Order of Finish: 6,5,3|
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Kansas women’s tennis team came up empty as they were upended, 4-0, by No. 9 Oklahoma State Friday afternoon. Oklahoma State’ dominating performance in both the singles and the doubles kept the Jayhawks scoreless, dropping them to 7-12 overall and 3-3 in Big 12 Conference play.
“I thought we competed well in several spots today,” said Head coach Todd Chapman. ” The problem is when you’re playing a team as good as OSU, you have to compete well in all spots just to have a chance.”
Kansas could not keep pace with Oklahoma State in the doubles as they dropped the doubles point with 6-1 losses on courts two and three. Senior Maria Belen Luduena was was paired with freshman Madison Harrison and the duo was able to rebound from an early 2-1 deficit to ultimately tie the score 3-3 before the game was called by virtue of OSU winning the doubles point.
KU couldn’t shake off the disappointment of doubles as they dropped the first set on four of the six courts in play. Court six finished first with Maria Alvarez overpowering KU freshman Lauren Pickens in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-0.
On court five freshman Rachel McNeely finished second as OSU’s Tur Mari downed McNeely in two-sets 6-1,6-3.
A match featuring two freshman would end up sealing Kansas’ fate as Babic ousted Harrison in straight-sets, 6-3,6-2, sealing Oklahoma State’ shutout victory over the Jayhawks.
Two Jayhawks were able to secure first-set victories on the day. Freshmen, Summer Collins and Smith Hinton each recorded 6-2, 6-3 wins respectively in the first set of each of their matches.
Kansas will head to Norman, Oklahoma for its second match of the weekend. KU will face No. 29 Oklahoma Sunday, with first serve slated for 12 p.m., at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
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