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Tennis shuts down OU

April 2, 2006

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Kansas University's Edina Horvath eyes a return in her doubles match against Oklahoma. The Jayhawks beat the Sooners, 5-2, Saturday at Robinson Courts.

Kansas University's Edina Horvath eyes a return in her doubles match against Oklahoma. The Jayhawks beat the Sooners, 5-2, Saturday at Robinson Courts.

Kansas University's tennis team swept the doubles, then won four of six singles matches for a 5-2 Big 12 Conference victory Saturday over Oklahoma.

It was the fifth straight victory for KU, which improved to 10-6 overall, 1-4 in the league.

"I am proud of the way the team played today," KU coach Amy Hall-Holt said. "We came out very strong in doubles, and were able to keep the momentum going throughout the match."

KU's Elizaveta Avdeeva and Ksenia Bukina notched an 8-5 victory in the No. 1 doubles spot, while Lauren Hommell and Edina Horvath earned an 8-6 win at No. 2. The No. 3 team of Christine Skoda and Stephanie Smith also won, 8-3.

Avdeeva, Skoda, Horvath and Smith each recorded singles victories. Avdeeva and Horvath extended their singles win streaks to eight and five.

The Jayhawks will take on Big 12 foe Iowa State at 11 a.m. today.

KU's Lauren Hommell makes a return during her doubles match Saturday morning as the 'Hawks hosted the Oklahoma Sooners.

KU's Lauren Hommell makes a return during her doubles match Saturday morning as the 'Hawks hosted the Oklahoma Sooners.

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