KU tennis downs Buffaloes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After picking up the doubles point with two dominating match victories, Kansas University’s women’s tennis team claimed three considerably closer singles matches to beat Colorado, 4-1, on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas moved to 6-0 on the season, while CU fell to 3-4.


Kansas freshman Janet Koch hits a return volley during her number one doubles match against Colorado Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

“It was very competitive. There was a huge swing from the doubles to the singles,” Kansas coach Todd Chapman said. “The doubles teams from Colorado did a great job responding and came out and really competed and made some things difficult on us. Every time we’ve been pushed as a team this season, they’ve found a way to win.”

KU’s Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch claimed a 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, and teammates Smith Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova rolled to a 6-0 victory at No. 3 to clinch the doubles point.

Hinton then defeated Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 (5) at No. 2 singles; Koch edged Jeannez Daniel, 7-6 (2), 6-4) at No. 3; and Khmelnitckaia slipped past Annabelle Andrinopulos, 6-4, 7-6 (3) at No. 4.

The Jayhawks will host Wichita State at 4 p.m. on Feb. 26.


Kansas senior Maria Jose Cardona returns a serve during her number two doubles match against Colorado Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.


Nina Khmelnitckaia-Janet Koch, KU, def. Tina Bokhua-Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, 6-2

Maria Jose Cardona-Summer Collins, KU, vs. Annabelle Andrinopulos-Jeannez Daniel, 2-4 (unfinished)

Smith Hinton-Anastasiya Rychagova, KU, def. Alex Aiello-Brigette Beck, 6-0


Bokhua, CU, def. Rychagova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Hinton, KU, def. Ruiz, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)

Koch, KU, def. Daniel, 7-6 (2), 6-4

Khmelnitckaia, KU, def. Andrinopulos, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Collins, KU, vs. Aiello, 2-6, 2-1 (unfinished)

Cardona, KU, vs. Kyra Wojcik, 6-0, 3-0 (unfinished)