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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kansas tennis edged by SMU

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Two lopsided losses in doubles cost Kansas University the doubles point, and the Jayhawks never recovered in a 4-3 tennis loss to Southern Methodist on Saturday.

KU dropped 6-3 and 6-2 decisions at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to lose the doubles points for an early 1-0 deficit it couldn’t overcome, despite singles victories later from Smith Hinton, Madison Harrison and Summer Collins as Nos. 2-4.

“We’ve got to get our doubles corrected,” Kansas coach Todd Chapman said. “We gave up two doubles matches without competing the way we needed to. I thought we had some positive things happen. We fought really hard in about four spots. We went away in the second set in a couple of spots, and we have to get that cleaned up.”

Hinton downed Anna Kate Anderson, 6-4, 6-1; Harrison upended Dasha Sharapova, 6-0, 5-7, 6-0; and Collins edged Yana Erkeeva, 7-6, 2-6, 6-0.

The Jayhawks will host Kansas State in a Senior Day match at noon Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

SMU 4, KANSAS 3

Doubles

No. 1 — Vaszilisza Bulgova-Dasha Sharapova, SMU, def. Alexis Czapinski-Maria Belen Ludueña, 6-3.

No. 2 — Hristina Dishkova-Holly Verner, SMU, vs. Madison Harrison-Smith Hinton, 5-4 unfinished.

No. 3 — Mary Wright-Macie Elliot, SMU, def. Rachel McNeely-Summer Collins, 6-2.

Singles

No. 1 — Hristina Dishkova, SMU, def. Maria Belen Luduena, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.

No. 2 — Smith Hinton, KU, def. Anna Kate Anderson, 6-4, 6-1.

No. 3 — Madison Harrison, KU, def. Dasha Sharapova, 6-0, 5-7, 6-0.

No. 4 — Summer Collins, KU, def. Yana Erkeeva, 7-6, 2-6, 6-0.

No. 5 — Vaszilisza Bulgakova, SMU, def. Rachel McNeely, 7-6, 6-0.

No. 6 — Holly Verner, SMU, def. Alexis Czapinski, 6-4, 6-0.

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