No. 25 Huskers Sweep the Jays In Opener
Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 25 Nebraska women's tennis team (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) soared past the Creighton Bluejays (0-1, 0-0 Big East) Tuesday by a score of 7-0 at Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers secured the doubles point before rolling through singles to sweep the Jays. The Huskers now lead the series 27-0, having never lost to Creighton.
In doubles, NU's Maggy Lehmicke and Mary Hanna swept Creighton's Jennie Hartjes and Katherine Nelsen 6-0 at the No. 1 position while fellow Huskers Maike Zeppernick and Izabella Zgierska toppled CU's Liz Vermilion and Sam Anderson 6-3 at the No. 3 spot. The last doubles match ended 6-3 in favor of Nebraska's Lisa Andersson and Brittany Brewster over the Jays' Analese Snyder and Amanda Noonan at the No. 2.
Moving into singles on a 1-0 advantage, the Huskers extended the lead at the No. 5 spot where Zeppernick scorched CU's Anderson 6-0, 6-1 while fellow Big Red teammate Brewster ousted Creighton's Vermilion 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. Leading 3-0, Nebraska secured the victory at the No. 6 position as Andersson swept the Jays' Noonan 6-0, 6-0 while fellow Husker Hanna defeated Creighton's Nelsen 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 3.
With the victory in hand at 5-0, the Huskers closed out the sweep. At the No. 2 position, NU's Zgierska bested CU's Snyder 6-2, 6-1 before Nebraska's No. 63-ranked Lehmicke closed out the match over Creighton's Jennie Hartjes 6-4, 6-0 to secure the 7-0 sweep.
Next up for the Huskers is to host a campus site of the ITA Kick-off Weekend event on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26 at the Nebraska Tennis Center. NU welcomes Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt, all ranked opponents. The Big Red are set to face Georgia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. following the Texas Tech versus Vanderbilt game at 10 a.m.
The event marks the first time Nebraska welcomes back ex-coach Hayden Perez to Lincoln soil since leaving last summer, except this time he’ll stand opposite of the Huskers as an opponent. The results will be posted on Huskers.com following each match and results for all the campus site can be found at ITAtennis.com
No. 25 Nebraska - 7
Creighton - 0
1. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Analese Snyder (CU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Mary Hanna (NU) def. Katherine Nelsen (CU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Brittany Brewster (NU) def. Liz Vermilion (CU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Sam Anderson (CU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Lisa Andersson (NU) def. Amanda Noonan (CU) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish (5, 4, 6, 3, 2, 1)
1. Maggy Lehmicke/Mary Hanna (NU) def. Jennie Hartjes/Katherine Nelsen (CU) 6-0
2. Lisa Andersson/Brittany Brewster (NU) def. Analese Snyder/Amanda Noonan (CU) 6-3
3. Maike Zeppernick/Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Liz Vermilion/Sam Anderson (CU) 6-3
Order of finish (1, 3, 2)