Jayhawks Pick Up Wins on Final Day of Oklahoma Classic
LAWRENCE Kan. – Kansas women’s tennis wrapped up play at the Oklahoma Classic Sunday with several Jayhawks picking up wins in consolation play at the Headington Family Tennis Center.
The KU players were able to come away from their second fall tournament having learned a lot more about their game and the kind of competition they should expect to see in the future.
“The last two weekends have really given us what we needed,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “We have gotten the chance to play against really strong competition and see where we are at with each player. We look forward to the next three weeks to work on all the areas that have been spotlighted by our match play.”
Junior Maria Jose Cardona won the semifinals in the Sooner Draw consolation bracket against Mia Jurasic from Arkansas, 6-4, 7-6. Freshman Madison Harrison, in the same draw, defeated North Texas’ Agustina Valenzuela, 6-2, 6-1.
In the Stoops Draw consolation bracket, Kansas freshman Rachel McNeely defeated Amina St. Hill of Kansas State, 6-2, 6-1.
In the Switzer Draw freshman Melinda Johnson won her consolation match against Michelle Garpenlov of Denver, 6-3, 7-6. Fellow Jayhawk freahman, Jasmine Almaguer, also in the Switzer Draw was able to come out and top Denver’s Morgan Barnhill in a consolation match, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Kansas will spend the next three weeks hitting the practice courts before returning to action Oct. 16-19 at the ITA Regionals in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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Kansas Women’s Tennis Oklahoma Classic Results
Boomer Consolation Draw
Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Hortense Boscher (TTU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Sooner Conso Draw
Lucia Kovalova (WSU) def. Smith Hinton (KU) 6-2, 6-0
Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Mia Jurasic (Ark. )6-4, 7-6
Palma Juhasz def. Gracia Mboko (Denver) 6-2, 6-1
Madison Harrison (KU) def. Agustina Valenzuela (UNT) 6-2, 6-1
Emma Devine (OU) def. Caroline Henderson (KU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Stoops Conso Draw
Rachel McNeely (KU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-2, 6-1
Lucile Pothier (ACU) def. Alexis Czapinski (KU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Melinda Johnson (KU) def. Michelle Garpenlov (Denver) 6-3, 7-6
Jasmine Almaguer (KU) def. Morgan Barnhill (Denver) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Switzer Consolation 2
Peyton Jennings (Ark.) def. Riley Nizzi (KSU) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
Alba Escalona Perny (Tulsa) def. Ansley Boarman (ACU) 7-5, 6-3
Schiller/Porubin (WSU) def. Jackson Czarniak (TTU) 8-2
Juhasz/Castellano (KSU) def. Luduena/Harrison (KU) 8-1
Crimson Conso Draw
Hudson/Shkorupeieva (Ark.) def. Cardona/Hinton (KU) 8-4
Reed/Walker (ACU) def. Kovalova/Pedrazzi (WSU) 8-4
Brigante/Engbroks (OU) def. McNeely/Collins (KU) 8-7
Red Conso Draw
Barnhill/Slattery (Denver) def. Bago/Cirnu (KSU) 8-5
Galieva/Valenzuela (UNT) def. Almaguer/Henderson (KU) 8-7