Nebraska Drops 4-3 Match to Kansas
Lisa Andersson and the Huskers suffered defeat at the hands of the KU Jayhawks on Friday.
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Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 36 Nebraska women's tennis team (1-3, 0-0 Big Ten) lost a challenging match to the Kansas Jayhawks (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) Friday at the Nebraska Tennis Center by a score of 4-3. The Huskers dropped the doubles point early on, but rebounded to snatch a couple singles win en route to their 4-3 loss to the Jayhawks.

In doubles play, Kansas' Maria Jose Cardona and Maria Belen Luduena ousted Nebraska's Maike Zeppernick and Izabella Zgierska 6-2 at the No. 2 position while fellow Huskers Maggy Lehmicke and Mary Hanna toppled the Jayhawks' Paulina Los and Dylan Windom 6-4 at the No.1 spot. The doubles point was decided at the No. 3 position where KU's Claire Dreyer and Morgan Barnhill narrowly edged out NU's Lisa Andersson and Hannah Sulz by a score of 7-6 (8-6).

Moving into singles with Kansas on top 1-0, Nebraska cut the deficit to one all with No. 63-ranked Lehmicke defeating Kansas' Belen Luduena 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 position. The Jayhawks pushed their advantage to 2-1 at the No. 3 spot when Windom slimly beat NU's Hanna 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). KU's Los defeated Nebraska's Andersson 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 at the No. 5 to extend the lead to 3-1 in favor of Kansas. The Huskers cut the score to 3-2 at the No. 2 spot when Zgierska won in a three-set tie-breaker over the Jayhawks' Belen Luduena 6-2, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8).

With the match tight at 3-2, Kansas was able to grab the victory at the No. 4 position with Dreyer narrowly defeating Nebraska's Zeppernick 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8). The final match at the No. 6 spot ended in a victory for Huskers' Sulz over KU's Anastasija Trubica 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11).

No. 36 Nebraska - 3
Kansas - 4
Lincoln, Neb.

1. No. 63 Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Maria Belen Luduena (KU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Maria Belen Luduena (KU) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
3. Dylan Windom (KU) def. Mary Hanna (NU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Claire Dreyer (KU) def. Maike Zeppernicke (NU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
5. Paulina Los (KU) def. Lisa Andersson (NU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
6. Hannah Sulz (NU) def. Anastasija Trubica (KU) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11)

Order of finish (1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 6)

1. Maggy Lehmicke/Mary Hanna (NU) def. Paulina Los/Dylan Windom (KU) 6-4
2. Maria Jose Cardona/Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Maike Zeppernick/Izabella Zgierska (NU) 6-2
3. Claire Dreyer/Morgan Barnhill (KU) def. Lisa Andersson/Hannah Sulz (NU) 7-6 (8-6)

Order of finish (2, 1, 3)

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