Kansas Closes Team Portion of Fall Season Sunday at Texas Tech Invitational

LUBBOCK, Texas – Kansas women’s tennis suffered three singles losses Sunday at the Texas Tech Invitational, but the Jayhawks spirits were not dampened as they concluded the tournament with a 13-6 mark overall.
“We had some good opportunities today, but we just couldn’t find a way to close the door,” said Kansas head coach Todd Chapman. “This weekend was a great way to close the fall season as a team and we played some good tennis. We now look forward to Anastasiya (Rychagova) competing this weekend at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships.”
Kansas senior Maria Jose Cardona opened play Sunday with a 6-1 first-set win over Texas Tech’s Lynn Kiro. Cardona was edged by Kiro, 7-6 in the second set. Kiro kept the momentum, capturing the match with a 6-1 win in the third set.
Jayhawk sophomore Smith Hinton also opened her with a first-set win. Hinton took set one 6-3 over Texas Tech’s Sarah Dvorak before dropping two-straight sets 6-1, 6-1, to take the loss.
Sophomore Summer Collins was defeated by TTU’s Felicity Maltby, 6-1, 6-2.
Rychagova will close out the fall season for the Jayhawks as she was recently selected to participate in the 2015 the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The elite tournament will be held at the USTA Bill Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, Nov. 15-17.
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Texas Tech Invitational
Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Smith Hinton (KU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. Maria Jose Cardona (KU), 1-6, 7-6, 6-1
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Summer Collins (KU), 6-1, 6-2