Junior Vasanti Shinde collected a 6-1 doubles win and a 6-2, 6-1 singles win in tonight's duel against Colorado State.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Triumph Over Rams in Season Home Opener, 7-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska women’s tennis team dominated the Colorado State Rams 7-0 in its 2018 season home opener at the Dillon Tennis Center Friday evening.

The match started at 6 p.m. CT with doubles competition, where the Huskers pulled in a rapid victory to lead the match, 1-0.

Collecting the Huskers’ first win of the evening was the dominating duo of sophomores Claire Reifeis and Hayley Haakenstad. The pair brought in an untouched 6-0 win against Riley Reeves and Emily Luetschwager of the Rams.

Nebraska’s second doubles win was brought in by junior Vasanti Shinde and senior Katerina Matysova, as they netted a 6-1 victory over Colorado State’s Emily Kolbow and Emma Corwin.

With doubles action finishing up in just 30 minutes, the Huskers burst into singles play and continued their sweep of the Rams.

Sophomore Claire Reifeis started off Nebraska’s singles triumphs as she took down Colorado State’s Emily Luetschwager, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Katerina Matysova followed Reifeis’ lead with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Ram Emma Corwin, and sophomore Jeannie Lozowski complemented the two with a third singles win against Ram Solene Crawley, 6-4, 6-2, capturing the Big Red’s win over CSU.

Rounding up the Huskers’ domination over the Rams were junior Vasanti Shinde with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Priscilla Palermo, junior Paula Del Cueto Castillo with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Emily Kolbow, and senior Brianna Lashway with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Alyssa Grijalva.

The Huskers will bring their energy from this evening’s match into their two home duels on Sunday. Nebraska competes against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 10:00 a.m. at the Dillon Tennis Center, followed by a 1:30 p.m. match against the South Dakota Coyotes. Admission to all Nebraska tennis home matches is free.

Fans can watch live streams of the matches at http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211695006. Stay up to date with Nebraska women’s tennis by following the team on Twitter at @HuskersWTennis, or by visiting Huskers.com for recaps and results following the matches.



1. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Priscilla Palermo (CSU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Emily Luetschwager (CSU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Brianna Lashway (NEB) def. Alyssa Grijalva (CSU) 6-2, 6-3

4. Paula Del Cueto Castillo (NEB) def. Emily Kolbow (CSU) 6-4, 6-1

5. Katerina Matysova (NEB) def. Emma Corwin (CSU) 6-2, 6-0

6. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Solene Crawley (CSU) 6-4, 6-2


1. Paula Del Cueto Castillo/Brianna Lashway (NEB) vs. Alyssa Grijalva/Priscilla Palermo (CSU) 4-3, unfinished

2. Claire Reifeis/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Riley Reeves/Emily Luetschwager (CSU) 6-0

3. Vasanti Shinde/Katerina Matysova (NEB) def. Emily Kolbow/Emma Corwin (CSU) 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,5,6,1,4,3)


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