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Sunday, February 7, 2016

KU tennis downs Buffaloes

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After picking up the doubles point with two dominating match victories, Kansas University’s women’s tennis team claimed three considerably closer singles matches to beat Colorado, 4-1, on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas moved to 6-0 on the season, while CU fell to 3-4.

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Kansas freshman Janet Koch hits a return volley during her number one doubles match against Colorado Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

“It was very competitive. There was a huge swing from the doubles to the singles,” Kansas coach Todd Chapman said. “The doubles teams from Colorado did a great job responding and came out and really competed and made some things difficult on us. Every time we’ve been pushed as a team this season, they’ve found a way to win.”

KU’s Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch claimed a 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, and teammates Smith Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova rolled to a 6-0 victory at No. 3 to clinch the doubles point.

Hinton then defeated Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 (5) at No. 2 singles; Koch edged Jeannez Daniel, 7-6 (2), 6-4) at No. 3; and Khmelnitckaia slipped past Annabelle Andrinopulos, 6-4, 7-6 (3) at No. 4.

The Jayhawks will host Wichita State at 4 p.m. on Feb. 26.

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Kansas senior Maria Jose Cardona returns a serve during her number two doubles match against Colorado Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Doubles

Nina Khmelnitckaia-Janet Koch, KU, def. Tina Bokhua-Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, 6-2

Maria Jose Cardona-Summer Collins, KU, vs. Annabelle Andrinopulos-Jeannez Daniel, 2-4 (unfinished)

Smith Hinton-Anastasiya Rychagova, KU, def. Alex Aiello-Brigette Beck, 6-0

Singles

Bokhua, CU, def. Rychagova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Hinton, KU, def. Ruiz, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)

Koch, KU, def. Daniel, 7-6 (2), 6-4

Khmelnitckaia, KU, def. Andrinopulos, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Collins, KU, vs. Aiello, 2-6, 2-1 (unfinished)

Cardona, KU, vs. Kyra Wojcik, 6-0, 3-0 (unfinished)

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