The Huskers took the early lead in the doubles play by securing a victory at the No. 1 and 2 positions. At No. 1 Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova for Nebraska defeated Canes' Lina Lileikite and Stephanie Wagner 8-7 (7-5) while Huskers Stefanie Weinstein and Janine Weinreich toppled Miami's Melissa Bolivar and Kelsey Laurente 8-6 at the No. 2 position. Nebraska's Maggy Lehmicke and Izabella Zgierska fell to the Hurricanes' Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno 8-7 at the No. 3 position.
Heading into singles on the 1-0 lead, the Huskers lost the advantage when Izabella Zgierska lost to Miami's Clementina Riobueno 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 6 position to tie the score 1-1. Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt pushed the lead to 2-1 at the No. 1 position by defeating Hurricanes' Monique Albuquerque 6-2, 7-6.
That would be the last point for the Huskers as a series of losses sealed victory for Miami. At the No. 4 position Huskers' Janine Weinreich fell to Miami's Melissa Bolivar 6-2, 4-6, 1-6 before Nebraska's Maggy Lehmicke was ousted by the Hurricanes' No. 92 Stephanie Wagner 3-6, 6-4, 1-6 at the No. 5 position.
The deciding point came at the No. 3 position where Miami's No. 51 Kelsey Laurente defeated Nebraska's Stefanie Weinstein 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. The No. 2 position match went unfinished where Nebraska's Patricia Veresova was on the road to victory leading Miami's No. 57 Lina Lileikite 6-7, 6-3, 4-1 before the victory was decided and the match concluded unfinished.
Depending on tomorrow's results, the Huskers move on to a second consolation match on Sunday with a victory or end the tournament with a loss.
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No. 17 Nebraska - 2
No. 10 Miami - 4
1. Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Monique Albuquerque (UM) 6-2, 7-6.
2. No. 57 Lina Lileikite (UM) vs Patricia Veresova (NU) 7-6, 3-6, 1-4 DNF.
3. No. 51 Kelsey Laurente (UM) def. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
4. Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Janine Weinreich (NU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.
5. No. 92 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
6. Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Izabella Zgierska (NU) 6-1, 6-1.
Order of finish (6, 1, 4, 5, 3)
1. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Lina Lileikite/Stephanie Wagner (UM) 8-7 (7-5).
2. Janine Weinreich/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (UM) 8-6.
3. Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno def. Maggy Lehmicke/Izabella Zgierska (NU) 8-7
Order of finish (2, 3, 1)