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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.

Kansas tennis knocks off No. 23 Washington

The Kansas women’s tennis team picked up a big 5-2 win on its home court Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Washington.

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

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.

KU tennis suffers 7-0 loss to Wake Forest

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.

No. 19 Kansas tennis drops 4-3 decision to No. 16 California

Kansas sophomore Malkia Ngounoue and freshman Luniuska Delgado upset 13th-ranked Anna Bright and Haley Giavara in doubles, but it was not enough as the No. 19 Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 16 California on Saturday to end the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

No. 19 KU tennis drops 4-2 decision to No. 22 Tennessee

In its opening match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, No. 19 Kansas tennis dropped a 4-2 decision against No. 22 Tennessee on Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

No. 19 Kansas tennis claims 6-1 win over Wichita State

After dropping the doubles point, No. 19 Kansas responded by winning all six singles matches to claim a 6-1 win over Wichita State on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. It capped a 2-0 clip on the weekend for the Jayhawks, who earned a 7-0 victory over Drake on Saturday.

No. 19 Kansas tennis sweeps Drake, 7-0

In its first home meet of the 2020 campaign, the Kansas tennis team recorded a 7-0 win over Drake on Saturday evening at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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A look back at the top KU sports stories of 2019

From titles and first-time triumphs to legal issues and hope for the football program, the past 12 months delivered several memorable moments and stories that will be talked about for years to come for athletic programs at the University of Kansas.

Ngounoue defeats Top-30 opponent, Manu prevails in finals of the Rebel Tennis Invitational

Kansas capped off the 2019 fall slate with two big wins in two different states.

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There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows

According to KU's annual Equity in Athletics report, at the University of Kansas the average salary of head coaching positions of men’s teams is over $1.5 million more than that of the head coaches of women’s teams. The report, which was due Oct. 15 to the NCAA, was recently requested and acquired by the Journal-World. The report also notes that women's teams, in contrast to men's, lose millions of dollars a year.

Smagina falls in quarterfinals; Kansas concludes play at ITA Central Regional Championship

Kansas women’s tennis concluded play Sunday afternoon at the ITA Central Regionals. Sophomore Sonia Smagina advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals in the singles main draw before ending her run there.

Kansas continues ITA Central Regional Championships

Kansas women’s tennis continued to play well at ITA Central Regional Championships on Saturday.

Smagina advances in ITA All-American Championships qualifying draw

Sonia Smagina won her first match in the qualifying draw of the Saint Francis Health Systems ITA All-American Championships Monday.

Smagina advances to ITA All-American Championships qualifying draw

Kansas sophomore Sonia Smagina advanced to the qualifying draw of the Saint Francis Health Systems ITA All-American Championships Sunday.

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