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Sunday, February 2, 2020

KU tennis falls to No. 8 NC State, 6-1

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The Kansas women’s tennis team (2-4) dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 8 North Carolina State (9-1) Sunday morning at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.

Doubles action favored the Wolfpack as they posted wins on courts one and two. KU's duo of Malkia Ngounoue and Luniuska Delgado fell to Anna Rogers and Alana Smith by the score of 6-2. On court two, the 22nd-ranked Jaeda Daniel and Adriana Reami defeated Sonia Smagina and Vasiliki Karvouni, 6-1.

NC State increased its lead in singles action, when No. 93 Ngounoue found herself on the wrong end of a 6-4, 6-3 decision to No. 18 Rogers. Delgado lost a 6-4, 6-1 battle against the 23rd-ranked Reami, while Karvouni struggled on court four losing to Lexi Keberle by the score of 6-1, 6-4. At the number one position, No. 63 Smagina battled with No. 31 Smith but couldn’t find momentum in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat.

Maria Toran Ribes secured KU's only win of the day on court six over Lana Mavor, 6-4, 6-2.

KU will host No. 23 Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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