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Khmelnitckaia crowned singles champion at Big 5 Challenge

University of Kansas senior Nina Khmelnitckaia won her finals match Sunday, making her one of six singles champions crowned at the Big 5 Challenge. For the weekend, Khmelnitckaia compiled an undefeated record of 3-0.

KU tennis signs two players to add depth to veteran squad

The Kansas team added more foreign flavor to its experienced roster after announcing the signings of Plobrung Plipuech and Sofia Smagina for the 2018-19 campaign.

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KU tennis tandem selected as ITA Scholar Athletes

Kansas senior tennis player Nina Khmelnitckaia and KU alumna Despoina Vogasari were recipients of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete Award on Tuesday.

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Russian tennis duo enters final season at KU with determination

For Anastasia Rychagova and Nina Khmelnitckaia, who will be seniors this year, it seems like just yesterday that the two arrived in Lawrence from Moscow, Russia.

Koch dominates ITA Summer Circuit

Kansas Janet Koch, who will be a senior this year, had a successful showing at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit final at the Jayhawk Tennis Center Monday.

KU junior Anastasia Rychagova earns All-American honor

Kansas tennis junior Anastasia Rychagova became the first Jayhawk to be named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American in 20 years following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

KU's Khmelnitckaia and Rychagova eliminated from NCAA doubles tournament

After a first-round victory in the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Doubles Championships, University of Kansas juniors Nina Khmelnitckaia and Anastasia Rychagova suffered a season-ending defeat Friday, in the Round of 16.

KU's Khmelnitckaia and Rychagova advance to Round of 16 in NCAA doubles tourney

Though they hadn’t played together since mid-March, the University of Kansas doubles pairing of Nina Khmelnitckaia and Anastasia Rychagova advanced out of the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Doubles Championship.

Pepperdine eliminates KU tennis in NCAA Tournament's 2nd round

After dropping five of the six first sets in singles play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Kansas tennis team never recovered against No. 12 Pepperdine.

KU tennis beats Denver, 4-3, for program's first NCAA Tournament win in 19 years

The Kansas tennis team needed one more victory to advance past the NCAA Tournament’s opening round for the first time in 19 years, and sophomore Maria Toran Ribes delivered it Friday at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, in Malibu, Calif.

4 KU tennis players pick up Big 12 honors on eve of NCAA Tournament

On the eve of their NCAA Tournament opener, four members of the Kansas tennis team earned awards from the Big 12 conference.

Drama-free selection show reveals KU tennis part of NCAA Tournament for 3rd year in a row

Gathered in a half-circle in front of a flat screen TV Tuesday afternoon on the second-floor deck inside Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park, members of the University of Kansas women’s tennis team didn’t greet their inclusion in the upcoming NCAA Tournament by jumping out of their seats or howling with joy.

KU's Rychagova ranked No. 1 in singles

After posting a 10-2 singles record in the fall, Kansas junior Anastasia Rychagova was ranked the No. 1 singles player in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.

KU’s Vogasari reaches finals

Kansas senior Despoina Vogasari will compete in the singles finals after a pair of victories Sunday at the ITA Central Regional Championships at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU’s Rychagova wins consolation

Kansas junior tennis player Anastasia Rychagova won the consolation bracket Sunday at the Riviera ITA Women’s All-American in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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