Huskers Go 2-0 in Saturday Doubleheader
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska women’s tennis team went 2-0 against Wyoming and Drake today in a Saturday doubleheader at the Dillon Tennis Center. NU defeated Wyoming 5-0 in the morning matchup and outlasted Drake 4-0 in the evening.
The Huskers started out the morning strong by taking two out of the three doubles matches to earn the doubles point over the Cowgirls. At No. 2 doubles, Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon efficiently disposed of Mihaela Kaftanova/Ida Krause in a 6-1 win. The pair
The Huskers took four of the six singles matches on Saturday morning, with two of them (No. 1 and No. 3), going unfinished.
Junior Hayley Haakenstad started the Big Red off win an efficient, 6-0, 6-1 win at the No. 6 spot in the lineup. Fellow junior Jeannie Lozowski wasn’t far behind her as she defeated Wyoming’s Ana Fernandez, 6-2, 6-0.
Jessica Aragon earned the
In the second match of the day, the Huskers defeated Drake, 4-0. Nebraska kicked off the match with three doubles victories, giving the team the 1-0 lead heading into singles competition.
At No. 3, Jeannie Lozowski and Hayley Haakenstad got out to a quick start, knocking off Megan Webb and Kelsey Neville, 6-2. Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac followed with a 6-4 win at No.1 and Jessica Aragon andClaire Reifeis closed out their match at No. 2 coming away with a 6-3 victory.
In singles, Claire Reifeis took care of business at No. 2 with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Carmen Palumbo.
Shortly after, Jeannie Lozowski completed her dominant win over Sophia Haleas 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. With a 3-0 lead in the match, Jessica Aragon closed things out for the night with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5 over Kenya Williams.
Results vs. Wyoming:
1. Claire Reifeis (NEB) vs. Elisa Koonik (WYO), 7-5, 4-2 unf.
2. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WYO), 6-3, 6-1
3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Maria Oreshkina (WYO), 6-2 5-4, unf.
4. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Ana Fernandez (WYO), 6-2, 6-0
5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Ana Royo (WYO), 6-3, 6-2
6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Ida Krause (WYO), 6-0, 6-1
Order of Finish:
Results vs. Drake
1. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) vs. Liza Petushkova (DU) 4-6, 2-1, unf.
2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Daria Walczak (DU) 4-6, 1-0, unf.
4. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) vs. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2, 5-2, unf.
Order of Finish:
Nebraska stays home this week to get set for a home dual meets on Friday and Sunday. The Louisville Cardinals come to town for a 5 p.m. battle on Friday night while the Wichita State Shockers come to Lincoln to take on the Huskers on Sunday.
How to Follow Along:
Fans can follow along with the action at Huskers.com, where there will be a live video stream and live stats updated throughout the match.