Thursday, May 10, 2018

4 KU tennis players pick up Big 12 honors on eve of NCAA Tournament


On the eve of their NCAA Tournament opener, four members of the Kansas tennis team earned awards from the Big 12 conference.

A senior transfer, Despoina Vogasari, was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year on Thursday, and made the All-Big 12 singles first team and doubles second team.

Junior Anastasia Rychagova achieved first-team status in singles, as well, while picking up a spot on the doubles second team with KU teammate Nina Khmelnitckaia, a junior. Vogasari joined sophomore Maria Toran Ribes on the doubles second team.

Vogassari enters Friday’s opening-round matchup with Denver 24-9 in singles, 13-4 in duals and on a 10-match win streak, the longest of her career.

Rychagova, currently ranked No. 8, made All-Big 12 for the third year in a row, a first for the KU program, currently ranked 18th nationally.

The Jayhawks (15-6) face Denver (19-4) beginning at noon CT, at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, California.

Vogassari will play both the No. 1 and 2 positions for KU in the dual.


Andy Godwin 2 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to all. No make some noise in the NCAA tournament. Rock Chalk.

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