Athens, Ga. - Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt battled hard but came up short in a 6-4, 7-5 loss to No. 13 Zsofi Susanyi of California in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship on Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Weatherholt, who closed the regular season ranked 47th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), ended her junior season with a 30-11 singles record.
"It was a great match," Nebraska Assistant Coach Hayden Perez said. "Mary competed hard, and both players played at a high level. It came down to a few key points in both sets. Mary will take the summer to get healthy and is already talking about next year."
The 2012 Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year heads into the offseason after producing a school-record 56 combined singles (30) and doubles (26) victories in 2011-12. Her 30 singles wins marked the second-highest total in school history, trailing only her 36 as a freshman in 2008-09.
A fifth-year senior in 2012-13, Weatherholt will need just eight singles victories to match Sandra Noetzel's Nebraska career record of 101 wins from 1996 to 2000. Weatherholt will also need just 25 combined singles and doubles victories to match 2012 senior Madeleine Geibert's school career record win total of 181.