Kansas Picks Up Eight More Wins at ITA Central Regionals
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s tennis continued its hot streak on the second day of play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regionals Friday as KU was victorious in 8-of-10 singles matches at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
“We had a great day today,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “It was really nice to see the girls’ hard work paying off. To have four players advance to the Main Draw fourth round is really exciting. The girls played some great tennis today and we are excited about the new opportunities we have Saturday as we face another tough day of competition.”
Sophomores Summer Collins and Smith Hinton and freshmen Anastasiya Rychagova and Nina Khmelnitckaia each tallied two singles wins on the day.
Collins opened the day with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 win over Tulsa’s Marcelina Cichon before dispatching Sara Castellano of Kansas State, 6-4, 7-6. Hinton bested Renata Kurikova of Tulsa, 6-2, 6-2, before defeating Carolina Costamagna of Kansas State, 6-1, 6-3.
Rychagova made quick work of both of her opponents on Friday. She beat Annette Dohanics of Iowa in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2 and then went on to defeat Lily Miyazaki of Oklahoma, 6-0, 6-1. Khmelnitckaia ousted Malene Stripp of Oklahoma, 6-3. 6-1 and then topped Rebecca Pedrazzi of Wichita State, 6-1, 6-3.
All four Jayhawks moved on to Saturday’s round of 16 with their back-to-back singles wins on Friday.Play will resume Saturday at 9 a.m., at the Greenwood Tennis Center on the campus of Oklahoma State.
ITA Central Regionals Results
Singles Main Draw
Round of 64
Summer Collins (KU) def. Marcelina Cichon (TU), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Smith Hinton (KU) def. Renata Kurikova (TU), 6-2, 6-2
Anastasiya Rychagova (KU) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 6-2, 6-2
Nina Khmelnitckaia (KU) def. Malene Stripp (OU), 6-3, 6-1
Vladica Babic (OSU) def. Janet Koch (KU), 7-6 (2), 6-3
Round of 32
Summer Collins (KU) def. Sara Castellano (KSU), 6-4, 7-6
Smith Hinton (KU) def. Carolina Costamagna (KSU), 6-1, 6-3
Anastasiya Rychagova (KU) def. Lily Miyazaki (OU), 6-0, 6-1
Nina Khmelnitckaia (KU) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU), 6-1, 6-3
Singles Consolation Draw
Shelby King (ASU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU), 3-6, 6-2, 10-6