Kansas continues ITA Central Regional Championships

Kansas women’s tennis continued to play well at ITA Central Regional Championships on Saturday.

In doubles action, Maria Toran Ribes and Malkia Ngounoue paired up and went 1-1, first downing a duo from Nebraska, 8-4, but later fell to their opponents from Arkansas by the score of 8-6. Sofia Smagina and Carmen Roxana Manu defeated Iowa, 8-3. In their second match, they lost to Oklahoma, 8-5. Julia Deming and Luniuska Delgado got the best of Oklahoma after defeating the duo 8-7 (2). The pair dropped its round of 16 match to Arkansas by the score of 8-2.

The Jayhawks finished the day with two advancing to the singles round of 16, which will be held Sunday afternoon. Vasiliki Karvouni downed Kansas State with a 6-1, 6-2 result. Smagina followed suit defeating Oklahoma State in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals for singles begins after doubles quarterfinals, which starts at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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