Jayhawks Pick Up Six Wins at Friday’s Texas Tech Invitational

LUBBOCK, Texas – Kansas women’s tennis opened the Texas Tech Invitational with six wins on Friday at the McLeod Tennis Center. KU picked up four wins in singles and a pair of victories on doubles courts.
“I thought we competed very hard today,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “We were definitely pushed in most of our matches and that is what we need. We look forward to another set of challenges tomorrow.”
Kansas got singles wins from senior Maria Jose Cardona, sophomore Summer Collins and freshmen Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch. Cardona topped South Florida’s Nicole Dzenga, 6-3, 6-2 and Khmelnitckaia defeated Vera Bessenova of South Florida, 6-4, 6-4. Collins and Koch each picked up three-set wins with Collins topping South Florida’s Olga Martinez, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and Koch besting USF’s Jessica Cortes Chavez, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
In doubles play, Collins and Cardona teamed up for a win over Boise State’s Bobbi Oshiro and Arianna Paules Aldey, 6-4, while Koch and Khmelnitckaia knocked off Texas Tech’s Lynn Kiro and Katelyn Jackson, 6-4.
The Jayhawks will hit the McLeod Tennis Center courts for the second day of action at the Texas Tech Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m. For complete results visit KUAthletics.com or follow @KansasTennis on twitter.
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Texas Tech Invitational
Janet Koch (KU) def. Jessica Cortes Chavez (USF), 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
Summer Collins (KU) def. Olga Martinez (USF), 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Ana Roman Dominguez (USF) def. Smith Hinton (KU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Nina Khmelnitckaia (KU) def. Vera Bessenova (USF), 6-4, 6-4
Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Nicole Dzenga (USF), 6-3, 6-2
Collins/Cardona (KU) def. Oshiro/Paules Aldey (Boise State), 6-4
LaLone/Toseva (Boise State) def. Khmelnitckaia/Hinton (KU), 6-3
Koch/Kmelnitckaia (KU) def. Kiro/Jackson (Texas Tech), 6-4
Dvorak/Maltby (Texas Tech) def. Cardona/Collins (KU), 6-4