The Kansas women’s tennis team was shutout on the road, 7-0, by Wake Forest on Friday afternoon at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. The Jayhawks fall to 2-3 on the year, while Wake Forest improves to 4-1.
The Demon Deacons opened play by taking victories on two of the three doubles courts. Court two finished first with sophomore Sonia Smagina and freshman Vasiliki Karvouni suffering a 6-0 loss to Carolyn Campana and Chandler Carter. On court one, Luniuska Delgado and Malkia Ngounoue dropped a 6-2 decision to No. 10 Mary Caroline Meredith and Eliza Omirou.
Kansas struggled in singles action with Wake Forest taking all six courts. Carmen Roxana Manu lost two straight sets (6-2, 6-2) on court four to No. 82 Anna Campana. Wake Forest’s Saby Nihalani downed Delgado (6-1, 6-3) as well. Carolyn Campana, who is ranked No. 44 overall, then defeated No. 63 Smagina (6-2, 6-3) to clinch the match for the Demon Deacons.
Kansas will travel to No. 8 NC State at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Wake Forest 7, Kansas 0
Eliza Omirou (WAKE) def. #93 Malkia Ngounoue (KU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Saby Nihalani (WAKE) def. Luniuska Delgado (KU) 6-1, 6-3
Chandler Carter (WAKE) def. Vasiliki Karvouni (KU) 6-4, 6-4
MC Meredith (WAKE) def. Maria Toran Ribes (KU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Carolyn Campana/Chandler Carter (WAKE) def. Sonia Smagina/Vasiliki Karvouni (KU) 6-0