Izabella Zgierska earned wins at the No. 2 spot in both doubles and singles on Saturday.
Photo by Travis Shafer/NU Media Relations

Huskers Beat the Force 5-2 At Home

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska women’s tennis team (4-3, 0-0 Big Ten) soared past the Air Force Falcons (4-4, 0-0 MWC) on Saturday morning by a score of 5-2 at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers snatched the doubles point, winning all three positions, before wrapping up the victory in four singles matches and ultimately grabbing four of the six singles positions.

Beginning the match in doubles, the Huskers grabbed a win at the No. 3 position when Lisa Andersson and Hannah Sulz scorched the Falcons’ Anastasia Hueffner and Marcelli Magday 8-2. Nebraska sealed the doubles point at the No. 1 spot when Maggy Lehmicke and Mary Hanna outpaced Air Force’s Natasha Rizvi and Mary Meyers 8-4. The final match played through with the Big Red’s Maike Zeppernick and Izabella Zgierska narrowly edging past AFA’s Lily Forlini and Tiffany Tran 8-7 (8-6).

With the 1-0 lead on the doubles point headed into singles, Nebraska extended the margin to 3-0 in two quick matches when Zeppernick trounced Air Force’s Forlini 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 position while fellow Husker Andersson walloped the Falcons’ Magday 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 4 spot. The Academy brought one point back to make the score 3-1 at the No. 6 position when Tracy Landram outplayed NU’s Sulz 6-2, 6-2.

Despite dropping one point, the Cornhuskers secured the victory at the No. 1 position when No. 80-ranked Lehmicke defeated Air Force’s Tran 6-4, 7-5. The remaining two matches played through with NU’s Zgierska toppled AFA’s Meyers 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 2 while fellow Falcon Rizvi ousted Nebraska’s Hanna 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) at the No. 3 spot.

No. 53 Nebraska - 5
Air Force - 2
Lincoln, Neb.

1. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Tiffany Tran (AFA) 6-4, 7-5
2. Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Mary Meyers (AFA) 7-5, 6-4
3. Natasha Rizvi (AFA) def. Mary Hanna (NU) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)
4. Lisa Andersson (NU) def. Marcelli Magday (AFA) 6-3, 6-0
5. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Lily Forlini (AFA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Tracy Landram (AFA) def. Hannah Sulz (NU) 6-2, 6-2

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

1. Mary Hanna/Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Natasha Rizvi/Mary Meyers (AFA) 8-4
2. Maike Zeppernick/Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Lily Forlini/Tiffany Tran (AFA) 8-7 (8-6)
3. Lisa Andersson/Hannah Sulz (NU) def. Anastasia Hueffner/Marcelli Magday (AFA) 8-2

Order of finish (3, 1, 2)


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