Urbana, Ill. - The most successful season in school history came to an end late Friday night, as the No. 16 Nebraska women’s tennis team fell to second-ranked North Carolina, 4-1, at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships in Urbana, Ill.
The Huskers, who were the No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, fell to 24-6 on the season, as they reached the round of 16 for the first time in school history.
After dropping matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to lose the doubles point, the Huskers quickly tied the match at one apiece at No. 3 singles, where Stefanie Weinstein upset No. 39 Whitney Kay in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-1 victory. Unfortunately for the Huskers, that would be Nebraska’s only point of the match, as the Tar Heels (28-3) showed their depth, posting straight-set wins at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to cap a 4-1 win.
North Carolina will take on the winner of the Michigan/UCLA match, which was suspended late Friday evening.
Women's Round of 16 // May 17 // 8:05 p.m. CT
|#58 Price/Kay (UNC) vs. #3 Weatherholt/Veresova (NEB)||7-6||Unfinished|
|McHale/Dai (UNC) def. Weinstein/Weinreich (NEB)||8-2||Order of finish: 1|
|Suarez-Malaguti/Lyons (UNC) def. Lehmicke/Zgierska (NEB)||8-3||Order of finish: 2|
|#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) vs. #7 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC)||3-6, 6-1, 3-2||Unfinished|
|#49 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) vs. Patricia Veresova (NEB)||1-6, 6-1, 1-1||Unfinished|
|Stefanie Weinstein (NEB) def. #39 Whitney Kay (UNC)||6-4, 6-1||Order of finish: 1|
|#46 Caroline Price (UNC) def. Janine Weinreich (NEB)||7-6 (2), 6-2||Order of finish: 3|
|Lauren McHale (UNC) def. Maggy Lehmicke (NEB)||6-0, 7-6 (0)||Order of finish: 2|
|Kate Vialle (UNC) def. Izabella Zgierska (NEB)||6-1, 6-3||Order of finish: 4|