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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kansas tennis wins Sunflower Showdown

Kansas’ Edina Horvath returns a serve during a doubles match Wednesday at First Serve Tennis.

Kansas’ Edina Horvath returns a serve during a doubles match Wednesday at First Serve Tennis.

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KU tennis defeats Wildcats

The Kansas women took on Kansas State in tennis on Wednesday afternoon.

Ekaterina Morozova and Yuliana Svistun were double winners as Kansas University’s tennis team routed Kansas State, 5-2, in the Sunflower Showdown on Wednesday at First Serve Tennis Center.

Morozova beat Mariya Slupksa, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles, and teamed with Edina Horvath for a 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 victory over Antea Huljev and Nina Sertic at No. 1 doubles.

Svistun beat Sertic, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3 singles, and teamed with Kunigunda Dorn for an 8-4 victory over Petra Cuda and Vanessa Cottin at No. 3 doubles.

KU improved to 9-10 overall, 4-5 in the Big 12.

Maria Martinez and Erin Wilbert also claimed singles victories for the Jayhawks (9-10 overall, 4-5 Big 12).

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