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Friday, April 27, 2007

KU falls at Big 12 tourney

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— Despite an early lead following a thrilling end to doubles play, Kansas University was eliminated by Oklahoma, 4-3, on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 women's tennis championships.

KU, which entered the tournament as the No. 11 seed, ends its season with a record of 4-17, while the sixth-seeded Sooners (9-12) advance to face the third-seeded Texas A&M; in today's quarterfinals.

The Jayhawks seized early momentum after winning two of the three doubles matches to take the quick 1-0 lead.

Oklahoma opened singles play with a win in the No. 4 match, but the two teams split the next four singles matches to forge at 3-3 tie.

That left it up to No. 1 singles. With OU's Gabby Baker already up a set and with a 5-4 lead in the second, KU's Elizaveta Avdeeva rallied, eventually sending the matchup into a tiebreaker. Baker, though, was too much, winning the tiebreaker, 7-3.

Comments

Ted Toulouse 12 years, 11 months ago

Why do all of our sports other than basketball and sometimes football just SUCK? Sure, some teams, like football, have had their moments, but there's no consistency. Don't tell me it's based on the success of the football program either, because Mizzou's football hasn't been that much better than ours lately, but their 2nd and 3rd tier sports programs are ranked and competitive.

Venting over...

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