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KU tennis falls in Round of 16

Too bad it had to come to an end, but the great seasons and careers stand on their own. Best wishes in life to these fabulous Jayhawks.

May 25, 2019 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Silvio De Sousa wins appeal, becomes eligible to play at KU during 2019-20 season

Thank goodness! I would have bet the other way on this one, and I don't readily recall being happier to be dead wrong.

May 24, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU tennis seniors advance to Sweet 16 in singles, doubles championships

Congratulations, Jayhawks, and good luck going forward. I've been watching the livestreaming of the matches via the links Kansas Tennis posts on their Twitter feed. Exciting stuff.

It was also nice to see that the team took a well-deserved jump to #8 in the final Tennis Channel/USTA poll.

May 21, 2019 at 11:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland shoots best round of the day to crack Top 10 at PGA Championship

The thing about the round that was most impressive to me, and most encouraging looking forward, was the eight birdies. Sure, there were some offsets, but to have any shot at winning tournaments (most of them, anyway), a player has to be able to sprinkle in one or two hot rounds.

May 19, 2019 at 11:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tinch named Big 12 Men's Outstanding Freshman of the Year

Pretty amazing. Congratulations, Cordell. Glad you're a Jayhawk.

May 16, 2019 at 11:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Spencer leads Jayhawks in round one of the NCAA Stanford Regional

This team has shown it can turn it up. Let's go, guys!

May 14, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Powerhouse Stanford edges Kansas tennis, 4-3, in Sweet 16

Oh so close! Besides their sole loss to number 1 ranked Georgia, Stanford had only two other 4-3 tests during the season, and both of those came on the road. And, it was KU's bad luck that the match was even played at Stanford, as 2019 is the first year of a format change applying to the round of 16. In prior years, the match would have been played at the USTA National Campus.

Respect from Stanford, per their write-up of the match:

"The Cardinal felt immediate pressure from Kansas (21-5, 7-2 Big 12), which captured the doubles point in convincing fashion and looked nothing like a program making its first appearance in the NCAA round of 16 since 1998.

Stanford needed every ounce of its home-court advantage, a new format change in 2019 that rewards the tournament's top eight seeds with an extra Super Regional home match. The Cardinal has won 62 of its last 65 contests at Taube Family Tennis Stadium dating back to 2015."

The ladies can certainly hold their heads high. They went out battling. Congratulations, Jayhawks!

May 10, 2019 at 10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU tennis remains motivated ahead of clash with defending champs in Sweet 16

Let's go, Jayhawks!

Here's the link to the live stream video:

May 10, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'It is our playground here': KU tennis completes undefeated season at home by notching Sweet 16 berth

KU really did a first-class job with the coverage of the Denver and Florida matches. For that matter, they probably did with all of the home matches throughout the season, but I just wasn't aware of it.

You could live stream the singles matches, switching from court to court at will, and follow the overall match progress via this link:

I'm looking forward to following a lot more closely from now on.

Good luck, Jayhawks, at Stanford.

May 7, 2019 at 6:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU tennis defeats Florida, advances to Sweet 16 for first time since 1998

Congratulations, Jayhawks! Boy, was that exciting. Everybody contributed, but that gutsy win by Sonia Smagina was really special. Not only did she come back from 1-5 in the first set, but I'm pretty sure she rallied from 1-3 in the second set, too.

May 4, 2019 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )