Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 36 Nebraska women's tennis team swept the Colorado Buffaloes 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers improve to 12-1 on the season and extend their winning streak to 11 consecutive matches.
The Huskers (12-1) and the Buffaloes (6-4) started the afternoon on the doubles courts, where Janine Weinreich and Stefanie Weinstein (NU) wasted no time in getting an 8-1 win over Colorado's Winde Janssens and Carla Manzi Tenorio in No. 2 doubles. The No. 1 doubles pair of Mary Weaterholt and Patricia Veresova (NU) clinched the doubles point for the Huskers, recording an 8-3 win over Kristina Schleich and Julyette Steur (CU).
Izabella Zgierska and Maike Zeppernick secured the Huskers' doubles sweep with an 8-2 victory over Colorado's Ashley Tiefel and Ana Anuszkiewicz. The Huskers would move to singles play with a 1-0 match lead over the Buffaloes.
No. 106 Weinreich (NU) picked up the second point for the Huskers, a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Manzi Tenorio (CU) at the No. 4 position. Veresova (NU) made quick work over Schleich in No. 1 singles, posting a 6-2, 6-1 win over Schleich (CU).
Husker freshman Zgierska gave NU the match-clinching fourth win, a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Colorado's Ana Anuszkiewicz at the No. 5 position. Nebraska didn't slow up, as No. 55 Mary Weatherholt picked up a 6-1, 7-5 win over Colorado's Winde Janssens in No. 2 singles. Maike Zeppernick pushed the Huskers one step closer to a sweep, downing Colorado's Ashley Tiefel 6-3, 6-3 in No. 6 singles.
Stefanie Weinstein completed the sweep with a hard-nosed victory over Colorado's Steur. After dropping the first set, Weinstein battled back to pick up the victory, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8).
The Huskers will be back in action on Friday, March 9, as they welcome Iowa to Lincoln for their Big Ten opener. The match is set for a 5 p.m. start at the Nebraska Tennis Center.
No. 36 Nebraska 7
Nebraska Tennis Center
1. Mary Weatherholt/Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Kristina Scleich/Julyette Steur (CU) 8-3
2. Janine Weinreich/Stefanine Weinstein (NU) def. Winde Janssens/Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-1
3. Maike Zeppernick/Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Ashley Tiefel/Ana Anuszkiewicz (CU) 8-2
Order of finish
(2, 1, 3)
1.) Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Kristina Schleich (CU) 6-2, 6-1
2.) No. 55 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Winde Janssens (CU) 6-1, 7-5
3.) Stefanine Weinstein (NU) def. Julyette Steur (CU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8)
4.) No. 106 Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-1, 6-1
5.) Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Ana Anuszkiewicz (CU) 6-4, 6-2
6.) Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish
(4, 1, 5, 2, 6, 3)