Lincoln, Neb. - The
Nebraska Huskers women's tennis team (9-1, 1-0 Big Ten) toppled the Colorado
State Rams (0-3, 0-0 MWC) on Sunday at the Nebraska Tennis Center 7-0. This
marks the 16th time the two teams have ever met and concluding the
match, the Huskers remain unbeaten by the Rams in a 16-0 record on the series.
Nebraska entered the match with confident doubles play before commanding the
singles courts to send the Rams home with a loss.
Starting with doubles, the Huskers grabbed the early lead
with victories at the No. 1 then No. 2 positions. Nebraska's Stefanie Weinstein
and Janine Weinreich swept Colorado State's Kendall Heitzner and Maddie Buxton
8-0 at the No. 1 before Huskers Patricia Veresova and Maggy Lehmicke ousted
Rams Natalie Heffron and Adriana Wojakowska 8-1 at the No. 2. Point in hand,
the No. 3 doubles match played through resulting in a victory for Colorado
State's Mollie Cooper and Abby Stevens over Nebraska’s Lauren Wagner and Maike
Zeppernick 8-7 (7-4).
The Huskers quickly extended the lead to 3-0 at the No. 4
and No. 5 positions. The No. 4 finished first with Janine Weinreich only
dropping one game in the first set en route to defeating the Rams' Mollie
Cooper 6-1, 6-0 before Maike Zeppernick only dropped one game in both sets to
out Colorado State's Lauren Pick 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 spot.
The match-deciding point came at the No. 2 position where
Nebraska's Stefanie Weinstein defeated the Rams' Abby Stevens 6-2, 6-1 to put
the score up to 4-0. With the match in hand, the Huskers grabbed two more quick
points at the No. 1 and 3 spots. At the No. 1, Patricia Veresova beat Colorado
State's Natalie Heffron 6-2, 6-1 before Maggy Lehmicke knocked out Colorado
State's Adriana Wojakowska 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 3 to push the score to 6-0.
The No. 6 position was the final match going to a tie
breaker for the third set. Nebraska's Lauren Wagner emerged the victor against
Colorado State's Maddie Buxton in a shootout ending at 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10).
The Huskers Host UALR and Wyoming next weekend at home. Nebraska
faces UALR Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. before going against Wyoming Sunday, Feb.
24 at 11 a.m.
No. 15 Nebraska - 7
Colorado State - 0
1. Patricia Veresova (NU) def.
Natalie Heffron (CSU) 6-2, 6-1.
2. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Abby
Stevens (CSU) 6-2, 6-1.
3. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Adriana
Wojakowska (CSU) 6-3, 6-0.
4. Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Mollie
Cooper (CSU) 6-1, 6-0.
5. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Lauren
Pick (CSU) 6-1, 6-1.
6. Lauren Wagner (NU) def. Maddie
Buxton (CSU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10).
Order of finish (4, 5,
2, 1, 3, 6)
1. Stefanie Weinstein/Janine Weinreich
(NU) def. Kendall Heitzner/Maddie Buxton (CSU) 8-0.
2. Patricia Veresova/Maggy Lehmicke (NU)
def. Natalie Heffron/Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) 8-1.
3. Mollie Cooper/Abby Stevens (CSU) def. Lauren
Wagner/Maike Zeppernick (NU) 8-7 (7-4).
Order of finish (1, 2,