Jayhawk Netters Set for Invitationals at Purdue and Hilton Head
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s tennis will send four players to compete in two separate tournaments to open October as they continue to swing through the fall schedule. Two Jayhawks will travel to the Purdue Invitational which will be held Oct. 2-4, while two other KU netters will hit the courts at the Hilton Head 10K which will take place Oct. 4-9.
“Smith (Hinton) and Anastasiya (Rychagova) will compete in a really good college event at Purdue,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “While Nina (Khmelnitckaia) and Janet (Koch) will begin the qualifying rounds of a women’s professional event in Hilton Head. Our goal for both events is to continue to put our players up against the best competition. All four of these ladies had great results last weekend and we are excited for them to build on that positive energy.”
The pair traveling to Purdue finished well in both Little Rock and Norman last weekend. Hinton finished 2-2 in singles and 2-2 in doubles with Khmelnitckaia as her partner at the Oklahoma Invitational. Hinton will be traveling to the Schwartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, Indiana, and will play with Rychagova. Rychagova competed in Little Rock last weekend, finishing 2-1 in singles and 3-1 in doubles.
Other teams competing in West Lafayette include Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Memphis, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Purdue. No. 44 ranked doubles team Anki Wind and Hannah Sohn from Memphis will be present at the tournamnet along with ranked singles players No. 23 Jasmine Lee and No. 83 Georgiana Patrasc from Mississippi State.
Koch left Little Rock last weekend after finishing 2-1 in singles (B Flight runner up) and 3-1 in doubles. Khmelnitckaia will join Koch at the Hilton Head 10K, after competing at the Oklahoma Invitational last weekend, leaving with a 3-1 singles record and 2-2 mark in doubles. KUAthletics.com: The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.