The Texas women’s tennis team fell behind but rallied to defeat No. 17 Kansas 4-2 in Lawrence on Friday.
The Jayhawks won the doubles point, but four singles victories put the Longhorns over the top.
A three-set win by Marta Perez-Mur clinched the match for No. 12 Texas. She topped Maria Toran Ribes 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4).
Top-ranked Bianca Turati defeated No. 3 Anastasia Rychagova 6-2, 6-3 to pull Texas to within a win of clinching the match. Turati replaced Rychagova as the No. 1 player in the nation earlier this season.
After losing the doubles point, Petra Granic tied the match with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Janet Koch.
Nina Khmelnitckaia regained the lead for Kansas, defeating Bojana Markovic 6-3, 7-6 (4), but it would be the last lead for the Jayhawks.
Katie Poluta won 7-6 (1), 6-0 over Tatiana Nikolaeva to tie the match again.
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