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Saturday, February 27, 2016

KU tennis falls to WSU

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Wichita State handed Kansas University’s women’s tennis team its first dual loss of the season, 5-2, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Smith Hinton at No. 2 and Nina Khmelnitckaia at No. 4 were KU’s only singles winners. WSU won the doubles points, but KU’s Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova won the No. 3 doubles match.

“The combination of playing a really good team, having three weeks off and being put in a lot of tough situations didn’t help us,” KU coach Todd Chapman said. “In the end, we know we need to do some learning in how to be a little more composed and continuing to focus.”

The Shockers improved to 11-3, while KU fell to 6-1. The Jayhawks will host New Mexico at noon Sunday.

WICHITA STATE 5, KANSAS 2

Doubles

No. 1 — Julia Schiller-Gabriela Porubin, WSU, def. Nina Khmelnitckaia-Janet Koch, 6-1.

No. 2 — Rebecca Pedrazzi-Aleksandra Trifunovic, WSU, def. Maria Jose Cardona-Summer Collins, 7-6.

No. 3 — Smith Hinton-Anastasiya Rychagova, KU, def Giulia Guidetti-Luca Pump, 6-4.

Singles

No. 1 — Gabriela Porubin, WSU, def. Anastasiya Rychagova, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 — Smith Hinton, KU, def. Julia Schiller, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 — Rebecca Pedrazzi, WSU, def. Janet Koch, 6-7, 6-2, 7-5.

No. 4 — Nina Khmelnitckaia, KU, def. Aleksandra Trifunovic, 6-2, 6-3.

No. 5 — Giulia Guidetti, WSU, def. Summer Collins, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

No. 6 — Abby Stevens, WSU, def. Maria Jose Cardona, 6-4, 6-1.

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