Stefanie Weinstein and Madeleine Geibert are currently ranked No. 22 nationally in doubles.
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Huskers Welcome Cougars, Redhawks

By NU Athletic Communications

No. 28 Nebraska (5-1) vs. Washington State (7-1)
Date: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 12:30 p.m.

No. 28 Nebraska (5-1) vs. Miami (Ohio) (2-5)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Venue: Nebraska Tennis Center
Start time: 1 p.m.

The No. 28 Nebraska women's tennis team (5-1) will host a pair of matches with the Washington State Cougars (7-1) and the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks (2-5) in Lincoln this weekend. The Huskers face the Cougars on Friday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m. before taking on the Redhawks on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. Washington State and Miami will square off against each other on Saturday at 10 a.m. Live stats will be available for free at for both of NU's matches and can be found by following the link at the top of the page.

Nebraska in the National Rankings
The Huskers rose one spot to No. 28 nationally in the latest ITA Division I Women's Tennis Rankings, released on Feb. 16. The Huskers are currently 2-1 against ranked teams this season, with wins over Arkansas and Wyoming and a loss to Northwestern. Nebraska remains third among Big Ten teams, trailing No. 9 Northwestern and No. 11 Michigan.

Three Nebraska athletes held positions in the singles rankings, with Mary Weatherholt leading the way at No. 57 overall. Janine Weinreich came in at No. 87, while Stefanie Weinstein picked up the No. 118 ranking.

In doubles play, Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein continue to move up the rankings, appearing at No. 22 this week. Geibert and Weinstein have defeated three ranked opponents this season and are the third-highest ranked doubles pair in the Big Ten.

Tracking the Rankings 
Date                 Rank
Jan. 3               #39
Jan. 24             #39
Feb. 2               #29
Feb. 7               #29
Feb. 16             #28

Scouting the Washington State Cougars
Head Coach: Lisa Hart
2012 Record: 7-1
National Ranking: NR

The Washington State Cougars enter the weekend with a 7-1 record. The Cougars are coming off a 5-2 loss to No. 44 Sacramento State last Saturday at home in Pullman. Washington State is led by Lisa Hart, a former Husker standout in her ninth season as head coach of the Cougars. Hart was the 1995 Big Eight Freshman of the Year and was a two time all-conference selection at NU.

The Huskers last faced the Cougars in 2005, coming away with a 7-0 victory. Nebraska is 1-1 all-time against Washington State.

Scouting the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks
Head Coach: Anca Dumitrescu
2012 Record: 2-5
National Ranking: NR

The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks are 2-5 so far in 2012, holding wins over Xavier and Cincinnati. The Redhawks are led by Anca Dumitrescu, a former Georgia Tech assistant in her second season at the helm of the Miami (Ohio) program.

The Huskers and the Redhawks have never met on the tennis court.

Looking Ahead 
The Nebraska women's tennis team will continue their home stand next weekend, hosting the Wichita State Shockers and the Colorado State Rams at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers will face the Shockers on Friday, Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m. before taking on the Rams on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Live stats will be available for both matches on

Last Time Out: Huskers Sweep Another Doubleheader 
The Nebraska women's tennis team logged two wins on Feb. 11, sweeping both the Air Force Academy Falcons (4-2) and Northern Iowa Panthers (3-1) by scores of 7-0.

Nebraska started the day against Air Force on the doubles courts. The duo of Izabella Zgierska and Maike Zeppernick (NU) walked away with the first win 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 9-7 win in No. 1 doubles.

The Huskers and Falcons moved into singles play, with Weatherholt first taking a 6-1, 6-0 win No. 1 singles play. Zeppernick was next to strike for Nebraska, topping her opponent 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.

Nebraska came out strong after the short break, sweeping all three doubles courts against the Northern Iowa Panthers with ease.

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

Geibert posted her fourth win of the day with a 6-0, 6-1 win 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 in No. 5 singles. Weinstein completed the sweep for Nebraska, picking up a 7-6, 6-0 win at the No. 3 spot.


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