Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sonia Smagina named Big 12 Player of the Week


After defeating a ranked opponent this past weekend, Kansas sophomore Sonia Smagina has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

The 96th-ranked Smagina logged a win Monday over Washington's No. 66 Vanessa Wong. The victory fueled a dominant singles performance from the Jayhawks as they defeated the No. 23 Huskies, 5-2, inside the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

The award is the first of Smagina’s career and the first during the 2020 Kansas tennis season.

She and freshman Carmen Roxana Manu are also ranked No. 39 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as a doubles tandem.

Kansas will host Tulsa at 4 p.m. Tuesday.


David Kelley-Wood 1 year ago

Congratulations, Sonia. Any kind of win vs. #66 would have been impressive, but this one was a decisive win at 6-4, 6-2, and that was after dropping the first two games in set 1.

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