The Kansas women’s tennis team couldn’t rally behind sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia’s pair of wins and fell to Arkansas, 4-3, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Khmelnitckaia and No. 1 doubles partner Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum started the day with a 6-2 win over Ana Oparenovic and Mia Jurasic. Despite the win, Arkansas won the other two doubles matches to claim the first point.
Khmelnitckaia went on to defeat Natsuho Arakawa, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 4 singles.
KU’s other victories came from Anastasia Rychagova, who defeated Shannon Hudson, 6-2, 6-3, and Tatiana Nikolaeva, who beat Agne Cepelyte, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6 singles.