Tuesday, July 30, 2019

KU tennis doubles team falls in final of ITA Summer Circuit Event


Incoming freshman Carmen Roxana Manu and rising KU sophomore Julia Deming competed for the first time as a doubles team this weekend and made a run to the final of the ITA Summer Circuit event in Wichita.

After receiving a bye in the Round of 16, Deming and Manu blanked their opponents, 8-0, on Saturday to move into the semifinals. The Jayhawks duo pulled out a narrow victory, 8-7(6), over Georgia Tech’s Victoria Flores and her partner to advance to the title match, where they dropped an 8-1 decision.

Manu reached the semifinals of the singles bracket this weekend in Wichita. Manu won her first match, 6-2, 6-1, and then reached the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Manu then bested Jessica Anzo of Texas A&M;, 7-6(4), 6-4, to move on to the semifinals, where she lost to an opponent from Orlando, Florida, 6-1, 6-2.

Deming advanced through the first two rounds of play with two-straight 6-1, 6-0 victories. She then lost in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-1.


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