Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall to Monarchs, 4-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Durham, N.C. -- The Nebraska women's tennis team fell to Old Dominion Saturday afternoon at the ITA Weekend Kick-Off hosted by Duke University. The Monarchs secured the doubles point and three wins in singles competition to defeat the Huskers 4-0.

Beginning the day with doubles play, the No. 2 pair of Vasanti Shinde and Jessica Aragon fell to Yulia Starodubtseva and Oleksanda Andrieieva, 6-0. Shinde and Aragon are now 1-2 on the season and 1-1 at No. 2 doubles. 

Marina Cozac and Jeannie Lozowski then dropped a hard-fought 6-3 match to Natalya Malenko/Nataliia Vlasova at the No. 3 spot. The Husker duo is now 1-1 at No. 3 doubles.

With wins at No. 2 and No. 3, Old Dominion clinched the doubles point and went up 1-0 over the Huskers. The No. 1 pair of Claire Reifeis and Hayley Haakenstad were trailing 3-4 as doubles concluded. 

In singles, Jeannie Lozowski dropped a 6-0, 6-2 contest to Alesya Yakubovich at No. 6. Hayley Haakenstad lost to Brooke Pilkington 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 5 position. The match concluded with Jessica Aragon falling 6-1, 6-1 to Yulia Starodubsteva at No. 4 to give Old Dominion the 4-0 victory.

The Big Red will take on Gonzaga in the consolation match Sunday morning at 9 a.m. CT at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Facility. 

Results vs. Old Dominion 

Singles

1. Vasanti Shinde (NEB)  vs. Holly Hutchinson (ODU) 4-6, 1-2, unfinished

2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) vs. Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) 3-6, 3-3, unfinished

3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Oleksandra Andrieieva (ODU) 3-6, 1-2, unfinished

4. Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Jessica Aragon (NEB) 6-1, 6-1

5. Brooke Pilkington (ODU) def. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) 6-0, 6-1

6. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) def. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

1. Hayley Haakenstad/Claire Reifeis (NEB) vs. Holly Hutchinson/Brooke Pilkington (ODU) 3-4, unfinished

2. Oleksandra Andrieieva/Yulia Starodubtseva (ODU) def. Vasanti Shinde/Jessica Aragon 6-0

3. Natalya Malenko/Nataliia Vlasova (ODU) def. Marina Cozac/Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) 6-3

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

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