Stefanie Weinstein posted a 4-0 start and is looking to continue that success this weekend.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Returns Home for Doubleheader

By NU Athletic Communications

No. 29 Nebraska (1-1) vs. No. 75 Wyoming (1-1)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 11 a.m.

No. 29 Nebraska (1-1) vs. Eastern Michigan (3-3)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 4:30 p.m.

The No. 29 Nebraska women's tennis team (1-1) will return to Lincoln this weekend, hosting the No. 75 Wyoming Cowgirls (1-1) and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-3) in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Huskers will face the Cowgirls at 11 a.m. before taking on the Eagles at 4:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Tennis Center. Wyoming and Eastern Michigan will square off against each other on Friday at 5 p.m. Live stats will be available for free at

Nebraska in the National Rankings
The Huskers catapulted ten spots to No. 29 in the latest ITA Division I Women's Tennis Rankings, released Feb. 2. Nebraska remains third among Big Ten teams, trailing No. 10 Michigan and No. 12 Northwestern.

Tracking the Rankings
Date            Rank
Jan. 3          #39
Jan. 24        #39
Feb. 2         #29

Scouting the Wyoming Cowgirls
Head Coach: Kati Gyulai
2012 Record: 1-1
National Ranking: No. 75
The Wyoming Cowgirls went 1-1 in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, downing UT-Arlington before falling to Baylor. The Cowgirls are led by Simona Synkova and Veronica Popovici, ranked No. 44 nationally in doubles.

The Huskers last faced the Cowgirls in 2011, coming away with a 6-1 victory. NU won the doubles point before snagging wins in five of six singles matches. Nebraska is 11-0 all-time against Wyoming.

Scouting the Eastern Michigan Eagles
Head Coach: Ryan Ray
2012 Record: 3-3
National Ranking: --
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 3-3 so far in 2012, holding wins over Oakland, Green Bay and Detroit. Nino Mebuke and Miriam Westerink and ranked No. 57 nationally in doubles for the Eagles.

Nebraska and Eastern Michigan last squared off on the court in early 2011. The Huskers logged a 7-0 sweep of the Eagles, improving to 6-1 on the year and 7-0 all-time against Eastern Michigan.

Looking Ahead 
The Nebraska women's tennis team will be home again next weekend, hosting Air Force and Northern Iowa at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers will face their opponents in a doubleheader, taking on Air Force at 9:30 a.m. before facing Northern Iowa at 2 p.m. Live stats will be available at for both matches.

Last Time Out: Huskers Fall Short at ITA Kick-Off Weekend 
The Nebraska women's tennis team fell just short of qualifying for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships last weekend, going 1-1 at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Huskers topped the Arkansas Razorbacks 5-2 on Saturday before falling to Northwestern 3-4 in the regional final on Sunday.

Nebraska began the weekend on Saturday against No. 24 Arkansas, sweeping the Razorbacks in doubles play before winning four out of six singles matches to secure an upset victory.

Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova kicked things off for the Huskers, capturing an 8-1 win at the No. 2 doubles position. No. 53 Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein then clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win at the No. 1 position. Jennifer Holmberg and Maike Zeppernick completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win in No. 3 doubles.

The Huskers moved to the singles court with a 1-0 lead and quickly extending that lead to 3-0 with wins in No. 1 and No. 4 singles. Arkansas would attempt to battle back, picking up two wins on the No. 3 and No. 6 courts, but the Huskers dug in and won a pair of tiebreakers to clinch the match.

NU advanced to the regional final against the host team, No. 12 Northwestern. The Huskers won the doubles point and an additional pair of singles matches, but was unable to hold on and defeat the Wildcats.

The Huskers began the afternoon with another dominating doubles win by Weatherholt and Veresova. No. 53 Geibert and Weinstein picked up a big upset win on the No. 1 doubles court, defeating the No. 6 team in the nation by a score of 9-7 to take the doubles point. The win marks the highest-ranked opponent Weinstein and Geibert have defeated while at Nebraska.

The teams took to the singles courts next and Northwestern jumped out to a 2-1 lead with wins at the No. 5 and No. 3 positions. The Huskers battled back, beginning with a win by Veresova in No. 2 singles. No. 100 Weinstein then gave Nebraska a 3-2 lead with her win on the No. 4 singles court.

Northwestern tied things up again as No. 50 Weatherholt was edged in No. 1 singles. The match outcome would come down to the No. 6 singles position, where Zeppernick had battled back against her opponent to take the match to a third set. Zeppernick was unable to hold on, however, and Northwestern took the win over the Huskers.

Despite the loss, NU's resiliency and strength in a tough match signify a bright season on the horizon for the Huskers.


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