Thursday, September 15, 2016

Three Jayhawks enter year nationally ranked


Following successful freshman seasons, Anastaysia Rychagova (singles) and doubles pair Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia earned spots in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis DI Women’s Preseason Rankings Tuesday.

Rychagova opens the 2016-17 season ranked No. 50 in singles, after reaching as high as No. 45 last year. As the first Jayhawk to receive an at-large bid to the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Rychagova was also named the 2016 Big 12 Freshman of the Year and the ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year. Khmelnitckaia and Koch improved 11 spots on their previous season’s ranking. The pair will begin their sophomore campaign ranked No. 56 as a doubles team.

The Jayhawks open fall play at the Little Rock Invitational Sept. 23-25.


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