Jayhawks Win Three Singles Flights at Clemson Winter Classic
Jan. 20, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. - Kansas won the No. 5, 6 and 8 singles flights on the final day of the Clemson Indoor Winter Classic, despite being swept in doubles by Clemson on Sunday.
The Jayhawks won all of their singles matches over the weekend at the No. 5, 6 and 8 singles spots, tallying enough points to win those flights in the non-ITA sanctioned event. Kansas finished with an overall 5-8 singles record and a 3-7 mark in doubles play.
"I'm just excited with us getting started (with dual play)," coach Amy Hall-Holt said. "After seeing what we saw this weekend, I think we're definitely pleased with how we performed."
In a mock-dual format, the Jayhawks would have defeated No. 45-ranked LSU, winning two of three doubles matches and two of five in singles. LSU chose to not play the No. 6 singles match, which would have therefore given KU a 4-3 victory over the Tigers.
All of the teams Kansas faced over the weekend--Clemson, LSU and Tulane--are currently ranked in the latest ITA Division I National Team Rankings. The Jayhawks will open dual play against Denver at Jayhawk Tennis Center, which is set to begin Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.
"We're playing top-ranked teams and we are right there," Hall-Holt said. "I'm thrilled with how they competed this weekend and I'm thrilled with the energy.
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Kansas vs. Clemson
Koroleva/Dewar (Clemson) def. Cardona/Windom (KU) 8-3
Miao/Pederzani (Clemson) def. Fournier/Pezzotti (KU) 8-4
Jeukeng/Gumulya (Clemson) def. Los/Ludueña (KU) 8-5