|Match22: Kansas at #31 Texas
|Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center
|UT leads, 26-0
THE BASELINEKansas women’s tennis will head to the state of Texas for the weekend, where they will close out the 2014-15 regular season with a pair of matches at Baylor and Texas. The Jayhawks will look to build off of the momemtum they gained last weekend after earning their first road win of the season by way of knocking off No. 29 Oklahoma in a 4-3 thriller. Kansas is 8-12 overall on the season with a 4-3 mark in conference play and are tied with Texas for fifth in the Big 12 standings. Kansas will kick off the pair of weekend matches by heading to Waco, Texas, where it will face the No. 8-ranked Baylor Bears. The match is set to begin at 5 p.m., on Friday, April 17 at the Hurd Tennis Center. KU will then face No. 31-ranked Texas at 1 p.m., on Sunday at the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. BAYLORThe last time Kansas squared off with Baylor was in 2014 when the Bears deafeated KU, 4-0, at the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championship in Fort Worth, Texas, ending Kansas’ season. Kansas trails BU, 4-20, overall in the series and will look to earn their first win over Baylor in the Todd Chapman era when they face the Bears on Friday evening.
SCOUTING THE BEARSBaylor women’s tennis owns an 20-6 overall mark, including a 14-6 record against ranked opponents, entering Friday’s match against KU. BU kicked off its 2015 dual-match schedule with 10-consecutive victories and currently sits at No. 8 in the ITA standings. In its last outing, Baylor blanked in-state rival No. 31 Texas, 4-0, in Austin and are led by five players, who are all ranked nationally in singles play.
THE SERIES: KANSAS vs. TEXASKansas looks to earn its first win in program history against the Longhorns when it travels to Austin on Sunday. The Jayhawks were ousted, 6-1, the last time these two programs faced each other in Lawrence last season and UT leads the all-time series, 26-0.
SCOUTING THE LONGHORNSTexas is coming off of a, 4-0, loss last weekend to in-state rival Baylor and have dropped two of their last five matches. Texas has recorded an 8-12 overall mark this season and currently sits at No. 31 in the ITA rankings. The Longhorns are led by junior, Breaunna Addison, who is a two-time All-American and reigning Big 12 Player of the Year.
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