Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kansas tennis 5-1 at Tribe


— Kansas University’s tennis team went 5-1 in singles play on the final day Sunday of the Tribe Invitational.

Senior Victoria Khanevskaya and junior Claire Dreyer each won her singles flight.

Khanevskaya defeated Penn State’s Sarah Henderson, 6-2, 7-6(5), to win the Marion Gengler Flight, while Dreyer cruised past Harvard’s Crystal Yen, 6-2, 6-0, in the finals of the Julie Shiflet Flight.

Both remain undefeated in singles play this season with first-place finishes in their respective draws at the Jayhawk Invitational two weeks ago.

Dreyer also teamed with freshman Anastasija Trubica to win the Michelle O Doubles Flight on Saturday.

Kansas finished the William & Mary-hosted tournament with a combined 19-9 record in singles and doubles play.

Sophomore Maria Belen Ludueña also played in the finals of the Megan Moulton-Levy Flight, but an undisclosed injury forced her to retire two games into the second set after losing the first, 7-5, to Virginia Commonwealth’s Olga Terteac.

Freshman Maria Jose Cardona and junior Haley Fournier each took third place in their singles flights. Fournier routed Melissa Esnal Olguin of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-0, in the third-place match of the Kristine Kurth Flight, while Cardona needed a third-set tiebreaker to fight off Harvard’s Amanda Li, 1-6, 7-6(5), 10-8 (tiebreaker), in the Lauren Nikolaus Flight.

In the consolation final of the Cherie Dow Flight, junior Paulina Los used a third-set tiebreaker to take down Harvard’s Natalie Blosser, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 (tiebreaker), en route to a fifth-place finish.

KU will host the Jayhawk Invitational Oct. 19-21 at Jayhawk Tennis Center.


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