Janine Weinreich and Patricia Veresova went 1-0 on the doubles court last weekend.
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Huskers Host Falcons, Panthers in Lincoln

By NU Athletic Communications

No. 29 Nebraska (3-1) vs. Air Force Academy (4-1)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 9:30 a.m.

No. 29 Nebraska (3-1) vs. Northern Iowa (3-0)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 2 p.m.

The No. 29 Nebraska women's tennis team (3-1) will host a pair of matches with the Air Force Falcons (4-1) and the Northern Iowa Panthers (3-0) in Lincoln on Saturday. The Huskers face the Falcons at 9:30 a.m. before taking on the Panthers at 2 p.m. Air Force and Northern Iowa will square off against each other on Sunday at 2 p.m. Free live stats will be available for both matches at Huskers.com.

Nebraska in the National Rankings
The Huskers remain at No. 29 nationally this week, as no ITA Division I Women's Tennis Rankings were released due to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships taking place this weekend.

Tracking the Rankings
Date               Rank
Jan. 3             #39
Jan. 24           #39
Feb. 2             #29
Feb. 7             #29

Weinstein Picks up Big Ten Honor
Nebraska junior Stefanie Weinstein captured the Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week award for Feb. 7, the conference announced on Tuesday. Weinstein is the second Husker to capture the award in 2011-12, following teammate Janine Weinreich's honor in September.

Weinstein has had an outstanding start in 2012, posting an 8-0 overall record for the Huskers. She is ranked No. 100 nationally in singles play and has compiled a 4-0 record so far this season on the singles court while beating three out of four opponents in straight sets.      

On the doubles court, Weinstein and partner Madeleine Geibert are currently ranked No. 53 nationally and are 3-0 against ranked opponents this season, defeating the No. 6, No. 44 and No. 57 nationally ranked doubles teams.

Scouting the Air Force Falcons
Head Coach: Kim Gidley
2012 Record: 4-1
National Ranking: NR        

The Air Force Falcons enter the weekend with a  4-1 record. The Falcons are coming off a 4-3 victory over UTEP last Sunday in Texas. The Huskers last faced the Falcons in 2010, coming away with a 7-0 victory. NU won the doubles point before sweeping through all six singles matches. Nebraska is 5-0 all-time against Air Force.

Scouting the Northern Iowa Panthers
Head Coach: Sachin Kirtane
2012 Record: 3-0
National Ranking: NR      

The Northern Iowa Panthers are 3-0 so far in 2012, holding wins over South Dakota State, Northern Illinois and North Dakota. Nebraska and Northern Iowa last squared off on the court in early 2011. The Huskers logged a 6-1 win over the Panthers, improving to 8-0 all-time against Northern Iowa.

Looking Ahead
The Nebraska women's tennis team will continue their home stand next weekend, hosting Washington State and Miami (Ohio) at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers will face Washington State on Friday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m., and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 pm. Live stats will be available at Huskers.com for both matches.

Last Time Out: Huskers Go 2-0 in Home Opening Weekend
Nebraska (3-1) picked up a pair of wins in a doubleheader against the Wyoming Cowgirls (2-2) and Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-5) on Feb. 4. NU downed the Cowgirls 6-1 in the morning before sweeping the Eagles 7-0 to finish the day.       

The Huskers faced Wyoming first on the doubles courts. Patricia Veresova and Mary Weatherholt (NU) took the first win for NU in No. 2 doubles before Jennifer Holmberg and Janine Weinreich (NU) quickly captured the doubles point for Nebraska at the No. 3 position. No. 53 Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein (NU) rounded things out with a victory No. 1 doubles.       

Nebraska and Wyoming moved to the singles courts, where Veresova picked up the first victory for the Huskers at the No. 2 position. No. 50 Weatherholt finished next, chalking up a win on the No. 1 singles court.       

Weinstein and Geibert added a pair of wins in No. 4 and No. 3 singles, respectively, allowing the Huskers to clinch the win. NU wasn't finished yet, adding one more win at the No. 5 singles position courtesy of Weinreich. The day was completed on the No. 6 singles court, where Wyoming was managed its lone victory of the day.        

In the sweep over Eastern Michigan, the Huskers began with another strong start in doubles. Weinreich and Veresova paired up on the No. 2 doubles court for Nebraska's first win. Geibert and Weinstein completed the doubles sweep for the Huskers at the No. 1 position.        

The Huskers didn't let up on the singles courts, beginning with Weatherholt's win in No. 1 singles. Weinstein kept up NU's momentum, winning in No. 4 singles to give Nebraska a 3-0 lead in the match.       

Jennifer Holmberg took the court for her first singles match of the season and picked up a win at the No. 5 position. Zeppernick pushed NU's lead to 5-0 with her victory in No. 6 singles. Veresova posted her fourth win of the day with a win on the No. 2 singles court, and Geibert completed the sweep for the Huskers with her win at the No. 3 position.


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