Drake staked itself to an early 1-0 advantage after posting victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions to claim the doubles tally. Clinching the point with an 8-6 decision past Haley Fournier and Anastasija Trubica on the No. 2 court was the duo of freshmen Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.) and Lea Kozulic (Varazdin, Croatia).
Junior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia) opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Fournier to extend Drake's lead to 2-0.
The Jayhawks halted the Bulldogs' energy earning wins in the final five matches to account for the 5-2 decision.
Freshman Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp, Belgium) had an opportunity to thwart the momentum in her affair at No. 3 versus Maria Belen Ludeuna, but she was unable to capture the first-set tiebreaker en route to falling, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
Freshman Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) took the initial set, 6-4, in her showdown with Paulina Los at No. 4, but the advantage swung back in favor of Los, who took the final two frames, 6-3 and 6-3, to claim the victory.
Drake returns to action next Saturday (March 2) hosting Central Arkansas and Northern Illinois at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match times are slated for 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively.
KANSAS (4-2) DEF. DRAKE (4-5), 5-2
FEB. 24, 2013 • LAWRENCE, KAN.
No. 1 Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Haley Fournier (KU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Maria Jose Cardona (KU) def. Lea Kozulic (DU), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Evy Van Genechten (DU), 7-6 (5), 7-5
No. 4 Paulina Los (KU) def. Jordan Eggleston (DU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Dylan Windom (KU) def. Maddie Johnson (DU), 6-3, 7-5
No. 6 Anastasija Trubica (KU) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 6-0, 6-4
Order of finish: 1,2,5,4,6,3
No. 1 Eggleston/Rebol (DU) def. Cardona/Windom (KU), 8-5
No. 2 Johnson/Kozulic (DU) def. Fournier/Trubica (KU), 8-6
No. 3 Los/Ludena (KU) def. Boyd/Ali Patterson (DU), 8-2
Order of finish: 3,1,2