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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kansas tennis defeats ISU

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— Kansas Univerity’s women’s tennis opened Big 12 play Friday with a 6-1 victory over Iowa State.

The Jayhawks (9-3, 1-0 Big 12) ended a three-match losing streak and stretched their all-time series lead over ISU to 39-3.

Maria Jose Cardona, Maria Belen Ludueña, Paulina Los, Claire Dreyer and Morgan Barnhill claimed singles victories for KU.

Cardona teamed with Ludueña, and Dreyer teamed with Barnhill to give KU the doubles point.

KU will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., to face West Virginia on Sunday.

Kansas 6, Iowa State 1

Doubles

Ksenia Pronina/Samantha Budai (ISU) def. Dylan Windom/Paulina Los (KU), 8-6

Maria Jose Cardona/Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Ana Gasparovic/Meghan Cassens (ISU), 8-6

Claire Dreyer/Morgan Barnhill (KU) def. Lydia Green/Caroline Hauge Andersen (ISU), 8-0

Singles

Ksenia Pronina (ISU) def. Dylan Windom (KU), 7-6(4), 6-4

Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU), 6-2, 3-6, 1-0(8)

Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 6-1, 6-0

Paulina Los (KU) def. Lydia Green (ISU), 6-1, 6-0

Paulina Los (KU) def. Lydia Green (ISU), 6-1, 6-0

Morgan Barnhill (KU) def. Talisa Merchiers (ISU), 6-3, 7-6(0)

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