Fort Worth, Texas Kansas University’s women’s tennis beat Iowa State, 4-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship on Thursday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
The eighth-seeded Jayhawks (12-11, 2-7) will meet top-seeded Baylor at 9 this morning.
“I thought we really competed today,” Kansas coach Todd Chapman said. “That’s something that we’ve been talking a lot about. Consistently, I felt like in the tough situations today, we competed and found a way. Iowa State did a good job of putting us in those tough situations, we just consistently found a level of winning points. That’s what it came down to. We won a couple of points here and there, and some tiebreakers, which was the difference today.”
Kansas swept the doubles matches to win the doubles point, then picked up victories at No. 3 singles (Maria Belen Ludueña), No. 4 singles (Paulina Los) and No. 5 singles (Anastasija Trubica) to improve to 40-3 all-time against the Cyclones (9-14, 1-8).
KANSAS 4, IOWA STATE 1
Dylan Windom-Paulina Los, KU, def. Sami Budai-Ksenia Pronina, 8-7 (7-4)
Maria Cardona-Maria Belen Ludueña, KU, def. Meghan Cassens-Ana Gasparovic, 7-4
Caroline Henderson-Anastasija Trubica, KU, def. Lydia Green-Caroline Andersen, 8-4
Ksenia Pronina, ISU, def. Dylan Windom, 6-1, 6-2
Maria Cardona, KU, led Sami Budai, 7-6 (7-3), 5-3, unfinished
Maria Belen Ludueña, KU, def. Meghan Cassens, 6-2, 6-2
Paulina Los, KU, def. Emma Waites, 6-3, 6-1
Anastasija Trubica, KU, def. Talisa Merchiers, 6-4, 6-3
Caroline Henderson, KU, led Lydia Green, 7-6 (8-6), unfinished