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Huskers Drop Match to Penn State, 4-3

By NU Athletic Communications

University Park, Pa.-- The Nebraska women's tennis team closed out singles play with three straight wins, but it wouldn't be enough to take down Penn State. Following the 4-3 loss, the Huskers move to 8-12 overall (0-4 in the Big Ten) while Penn State improves to 10-4 (2-1 Big Ten).

 

Doubles:

The No. 3 pair of Jeannie Lozowski and Hayley Haakenstad got down early and dropped their match to Chelsea Sawyer and Frederikke Svarre of Penn State, 6-3. Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon answered back at No. 2. with a dominant 6-1 win over Shannon Hanley and Samantha Smith of Penn State. With the doubles point on the line,Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac fell at No. 1, dropping the set 6-3 to Penn State's Gabby O'Gorman and Olivia Rohrbacher.

 

Singles:

In singles play, the Nittany Lions jumped ahead when Jessica Aragon fell 6-1, 6-3 to Samantha Smith of Penn State at No. 5 singles. PSU earned a 3-0 advantage after Vasanti Shinde was outlasted at No. 1 singles, falling to Gabby O'Gorman, 6-3, 6-3. Penn State would clinch the match and take a 4-0 lead after Jeannie Lozowksi dropped her match at No. 3 singles to Chelsea Sawyer, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

 

Although the match had been clinched, the Big Red battled through the remainder of singles competition. Coming off huge wins over Ohio State, Claire Reifeis and Marina Cozac found singles success at Penn State as well. Reifies would drop her first set 4-6, but came back to take the second 6-4 and closed out her match with a 10-5 win in a super-tiebreaker third set. Marina Cozac beat Frederike Svarre in straight sets (6-0, 6-4) to make the match score 4-2. 

 

Hayley Haakenstad closed out the day for NU with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Shannon Hanley at No. 6 singles, making the final score, 4-3.

 

Up Next: 

Nebraska returns home to Lincoln on Friday, March 29th and Sunday, March 31st to take on the Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers, respectively. Competition from the Dillon Tennis Center will begin at 4 p.m. CT on Friday and Noon on Sunday.

 

Results vs. Penn State:

 

Singles

Gabby O'Gorman (PSU) def. Vasanti Shinde (NEB), 6-3, 6-3

Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU), 4-6, 6-4, 10-5

Chelsea Sawyer (PSU) def. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB), 6-4, 7-6(1)

Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Frederikke Svarre (PSU), 6-0, 6-4

Samantha Smith (PSU) def. Jessica Aragon (NEB), 6-1, 6-3

Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Shannon Hanley (PSU), 7-5, 6-2

 

Doubles

Gabby O'Gorman/Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU) def. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB), 6-3

Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Shannon Hanley/Samantha Smith (PSU), 6-1

Chelsea Sawyer/Frederikke Svarre (PSU) def. Jeannie Lozowski/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB), 6-3

 

Order of Finish:

Doubles (3,2,1)

Singles (5,1,3,2,4,6)

Results vs. Penn State:

Singles

  1. Gabby O'Gorman (PSU) def. Vasanti Shinde (NEB), 6-3, 6-3
  2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU), 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
  3. Chelsea Sawyer (PSU) def. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB), 6-4, 7-6(1)
  4. Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Frederikke Svarre (PSU), 6-0, 6-4
  5. Samantha Smith (PSU) def. Jessica Aragon (NEB), 6-1, 6-3
  6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Shannon Hanley (PSU), 7-5, 6-2

Doubles

  1. Gabby O'Gorman/Olivia Rohrbacher (PSU) def. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB), 6-3
  2. Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Shannon Hanley/Samantha Smith (PSU), 6-1
  3. Chelsea Sawyer/Frederikke Svarre (PSU) def. Jeannie Lozowski/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB), 6-3

Order of Finish:

Doubles (3,2,1)

Singles (5,1,3,2,4,6)

 

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