Lincoln, Neb. - Several hard fought wins and commanding performances paved the way for the Nebraska women's tennis team's 6-1 victory over Wyoming on Friday. The No. 33 Huskers rose to 2-1 on the season, while the No. 75 Cowgirls dropped to 2-1.
The dual kicked off at 5 p.m. with doubles action. Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein took the court in No. 1 doubles for the Huskers, where they faced Wyoming's No. 62 Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel. After jumping ahead early, Geibert and Weinstein were able to quash a rally by Wyoming and held on for the 8-6 upset win.
Next to finish was No. 3 doubles, where Wyoming's Veronic Popovici and Carly Van Hollen jumped out to an early 4-2 lead en route to a close 8-6 win over Nebraska's Frederike Putthoff and Maike Zeppernick.
The doubles point was determined at the No. 2 spot, where NU was represented by Patricia Veresova and Janine Weinreich. They squared off against Wyoming's Rebecca Berger and Alexandra Kovacs in an extremely tight match that saw multiple ties throughout its duration. In the end, Veresova and Weinreich were able to pull off an 9-7 victory and clinch the doubles point for Nebraska.
The dual then moved on to singles action. In No. 1 singles, Geibert matched up against Wyoming's Popovici. Geibert jumped out to grab the first set, 6-2 en route to a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
In No. 2 singles, Veresova faced off against Wyoming's Kovacs. After dropping the first set, Veresova battled back to capture the next two and secure a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory.
No. 3 singles pitted Nebraska's Weinstein against Wyoming's Synkova. Weinstein took the first set and didn't look back, posting a 6-2, 6-3 win.
The No. 4 singles match saw Putthoff take the court against Wyoming's van Ginkel. The match was a hard-fought battle, but resulted in a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory for van Ginkel. It was Wyoming's only singles victory on the day.
In No. 5 singles, Weinreich faced Wyoming's Nemcova in a hard-fought match. Weinreich was edged in the first set, but battled back and earned a win by a score of 6-7(5), 6-3, 1-0 (6).
No. 6 singles paired Holmberg against Carly Van Hollen of Wyoming. Holmberg also fell behind early in the first set, but battled back and took hold of the win for NU, 6-3, 6-4.
The Huskers will rest on Saturday before they take on Illinois State on Sunday. That dual is scheduled to begin at noon. Wyoming will take the court again tomorrow against Illinois State, with a start time of 9 a.m.
- 1. Geibert/Weinstein (NU) def. Synkova/van Ginkel (WYO), 8-6
- 2. Veresova/Weinreich (NU) def. Berger/Kovacs (WYO), 9-7
- 3. Popvici/Van Hollen (WYO) def. Putthoff/Zeppernick (NU), 8-6
- 1. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO), 6-2, 6-3
- 2. Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO), 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
- 3. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Simona Synkova (WYO), 6-2, 6-3
- 4. Kim van Ginkel (WYO) def. Frederike Putthoff (NU), 7-6(5), 6-2
- 5. Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Sasha Nemcova (WYO), 6-7(5), 6-3, 1-0 (6)
- 6. Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Carly Van Hollen (WYO), 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish
Doubles (1, 3, 2)
Singles (1, 6, 3, 4, 5, 2)