Tulsa in tennis
Kansas University's women's tennis team coasted against visiting Tulsa on Saturday at Robinson courts, 6-3, clinching victory before the doubles matches.
The Jayhawks, who improved to 8-10 overall and 5-2 in the Central Region, won five of their six singles matches for the third time in their last four competitions.
KU junior Brooke Chiller overcame a case of tonsillitis to win her No. 2 singles match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0).
"I'm really happy Brooke pulled out her singles match in two straight sets because I knew she wasn't feeling well," KU coach Jenny Garrity said. "Her play today showed how important the team is to her because she kept battling for us, and that meant a lot to the team."
Kansas will play host to Kansas State at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson courts. Results in Scoreboard.
tie for eighth
Cary, N.C. -- Kansas University's men's golf team tied for eighth place with host North Carolina State at the BellSouth Yellow Pages Intercollegiate golf tournament Saturday at MacGregor Downs C.C.
Nevada-Las Vegas won the 12-team event with a three-round team score of 869. The Jayhawks finished with 890. Kansas was led by junior Ryan Vermeer's 215, tying him for third place.
Kansas travels to the ASU Thunderbird Invitational Saturday at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.
split with Baylor
Waco, Texas -- Kansas University snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-3 Big 12 softball victory over Baylor in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Jayhawks dropped the opener, 9-8.
In the first game, the Jayhawks led 7-4 entering the bottom of the fifth inning. Baylor scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie. KU tacked on a run in the top of the sixth before BU rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Leah Tabb and Christy McPhail homered for the Jayhawks in the loss.
The Jayhawks broke their losing streak and claimed their first Big 12 victory of the season with a win in the nightcap after trailing 3-0 after one inning. KU (15-21 overall, 1-4 Big 12) scored all of its runs in the top of the fourth. Junior first baseman Shannon Stanwix, a Lawrence High product, delivered a two-run homer and catcher Heather Sims a two-run double in the decisive inning.
Stanwix's homer -- her sixth of the season -- moved her into a three-way tie for second in career home runs at KU. Her 14 homers rank second behind Tracy Bunge, the current Jayhawk coach. Bunge tops KU's homer chart with 15.
Sarah Workman was the winning pitcher in the second game. Workman, now 9-10, struck out nine and walked one in seven innings.
Baylor (22-14, 3-1) allowed two unearned runs in the second game.
The Jayhawks will play Texas Tech today in a noon doubleheader in Lubbock, Texas.
Baylor 9, Kansas 8
Kansas 200 231 0--8 8 2
Baylor 022 030 2--9 12 1
Jessi Kowal, Melanie DeWinter (6), Sarah Workman (6) and Leah Tabb. Stacey Allison and Ryan Stukel. W--Allison, 11-5. L--DeWinter, 0-3.
2B--Shelly Musser, KU; Naomi Fitzgerald, Kristin Combe, Misty Perry, BU. HR--Tabb (2), Christy McPhail (3), KU; Lyn Hill, Stukel, BU.
Kansas 4, Baylor 3
Kansas 000 400 0--4 6 1
Baylor 300 000 0--3 5 2
Sarah Workman and Heather Sims. Chrystal Smith, Kristie Benton (4) and Ryan Stukel. W--Workman, 9-10. L--Smith, 6-2.
2B--Sims, KU. HR--Shannon Stanwix (6), KU; Kristin Combe, BU.