Mary Weatherholt posted a 4-0 record for the Huskers on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Post Pair of Wins in Doubleheader

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska women's tennis team logged two wins on Saturday, sweeping both the Air Force Academy Falcons (4-2) and Northern Iowa Panthers (3-1) by scores of 7-0. The No. 29 Huskers (5-1) won 11 singles matches in straight sets in their doubleheader at the Nebraska Tennis Center.

Nebraska started the day off against Air Force on the doubles courts. The duo of Izabella Zgierska and Maike Zeppernick (NU) walked away with the first win over Christina Molina and Tifany Tran (AFA) at the No. 3 spot, 8-3. Patricia Veresova and Mary Weatherholt (NU) then captured the doubles point for Nebraska with a close 9-7 victory in No. 2 doubles. The No. 53-ranked pair of Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein (NU) wrapped things up with a hard-fought win over Melissa Cecil and Tahlia Smoke (AFA), winning by a 9-7 margin in No. 1 doubles.

The Huskers and Falcons moved into singles play, with No. 50 Weatherholt first taking a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cecil in No. 1 singles play. Zeppernick was next to strike for Nebraska, topping Rizvi on the No. 6 court, 6-1, 6-1.

Geibert and Veresova continued the winning streak with victories on the No. 3 and No. 2 singles courts, respectively. NU didn't stop there, completing their sweep with wins on the No. 4 and No. 5 singles courts.

After a quick break, the Huskers were back in action against Northern Iowa. NU lost no momentum on the day and quickly snapped up wins in all three doubles matches before sweeping through singles play.

Geibert and Weinstein took the first win of the match, sweeping Krissy Lankelma and Chelsea Moore (UNI), 8-0 on the No. 1 doubles court.

Jennifer Holmberg and Janine Weinreich (NU) paired up at the No. 2 doubles spot and posted an 8-1 win over Jessica Kunzelmann and Nina Pfahler (UNI). Weatherholt and Zgierska then toppled Cassandra Dix and Stefannie Sampaio (UNI) on the No. 3 court, 8-2.

The Huskers kept up their dominance on the singles courts, beginning with No. 84 Weinreich's win in No. 4 singles over Moore, 6-1, 6-0. She was followed closely by Weatherholt, who cruised past Pfahler in No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1.

Geibert posted her fourth win of the day with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Cassandra Dix at the No. 2 position, pushing NU to a 5-0 lead overall. The Huskers continued to pull away as Holmberg posted a 6-01, 6-1 win over Lankelma in No. 5 singles. Weinstein completed the sweep for Nebraska, picking up a 7-6, 6-0 win over Kunzelmann.

The Huskers will return to action at the Nebraska Tennis Center again this weekend, hosting Washington State on Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. NU will then welcome Miami (Ohio) on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.

No. 29 Nebraska 7 (5-1), Air Force Academy 0 (4-2)
Nebraska Tennis Center
Lincoln, Neb.

1. No. 53 Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Melissa Cecil/Tahlia Smoke (AFA), 9-7
2. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Hannah Dake/Natasha Rizvi (AFA), 9-7
3. Izabella Zgierska/Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Christine Molina/Tiffany Tran (AFA), 8-3

Order of finish
(3, 2, 1)

1. No. 50 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Melissa Cecil (AFA), 6-1, 6-0
2. Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Christine Molina (AFA), 6-4, 6-0
3. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Tiffany Tran (AFA), 6-0, 7-6
4. No. 100 Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Tahlia Smoke (AFA), 6-4, 6-3
5. Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Hannah Dake (AFA), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0
6. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Natasha Rizvi (AFA), 6-1, 6-1

Order of finish
(1, 6, 3, 2, 4, 5)

No. 29 Nebraska 7 (5-1), Northern Iowa 0 (3-1)
Nebraska Tennis Center
Lincoln, Neb.

1. No. 53 Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Krissy Lankelma/Chelsea Moore (UNI), 8-0
2. Jennifer Holmberg/Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Jessica Kunzelmann/Nina Pfahler (UNI), 8-1
3. Mary Weatherholt/Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Cassandra Dix/Stefannie Sampaio (UNI), 8-2

Order of finish
(1, 2, 3)

1. No. 50 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Nina Pfahler (UNI), 6-1, 6-1
2. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Cassandra Dix (UNI), 6-0, 6-1
3. No. 11 Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Jessica Kunzelmann (UNI), 7-6, 6-0
4. No. 84 Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Chelsea Moore (UNI), 6-1, 6-0
5. Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Krissy Lankelma (UNI), 6-0, 6-1
6. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Stefannie Sampaio (UNI), 6-1, 6-0

Order of finish
(4, 1, 6, 2, 5, 3)


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