Monday, April 22, 2019

Six Jayhawks named to Big 12 All-Tournament Team


Six players from the Kansas women's tennis team were named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team, which was announced Monday by the conference office.

Nina Khmelnitckaia, Janet Koch, Malkia Ngounoue, Anastasia Rychagova, Sonia Smagina and Maria Toran Ribes all received All-Tournament honors.

The Jayhawks swept the doubles awards. Khmelnitckaia and Koch, the No. 3 doubles tandem in the country, claimed the honor at first doubles after defeating TCU's No. 35-ranked Ellie Douglas and Aleksa Cveticanin.

Rychagova and Smagina, ranked-No. 73 in the nation, garnered the No. 2 doubles award following 6-2 victories on both Saturday and Sunday over OSU's Katarina Stresnakova and Marina Guinart and Texas' Fernanda Labrana and Tijana Spasojevic, respectively. Toran Ribes and Ngounoue rounded out the All-Tournament doubles team at third doubles after notching a perfect 3-0 record.

Rychagova, Khmelnitckaia and Toran Ribes earned All-Tournament singles honors as well. At No. 1 singles, Rychagova, ranked No. 22 in the country, bested Oklahoma State's No. 26-ranked Stresnakova. Khmelnitckaia and Toran Ribes went 3-0 during the tournament at No. 5 and 6 singles, respectively.


Andy Godwin 2 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations to all. Well deserved. What a wonderful season and an exciting Big 12 tournament. Good luck in the NCAA tournament. Rock Chalk.

Dirk Medema 2 years, 7 months ago

Exciting to see what comes next.

Tourney pairings in a week? Hopefully, LJW staff is pulling some speculation and other coverage together, especially with things being slower in the big 2 sports time.

More track & field coverage too.

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