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Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

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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.

Comments

Andy Godwin 4 months, 2 weeks ago

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

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