Huskers Fight Off Cougars
Lincoln - The No. 28 Nebraska women's tennis team outlasted Washington State to post a 4-3 victory at the Nebraska Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.
Nebraska's Madeleine Geibert secured the match for the Huskers with her hard-fought 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over WSU's Anjela Kankaras at the No. 3 position. Geibert's three-set win allowed NU to improve to 6-1 on the season with its fifth consecutive victory. Washington State slipped to 7-2 on the year.
Nebraska opened the match on the doubles court, where the No. 22 duo of Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) picked up the first win over the Cougars' Liudmila Vasilieva/Anjela Kankaras (WSU) 8-5. Patricia Veresova and Mary Weatherholt (NU) captured the doubles point for NU with an 8-5 win. Janine Weinreich and Jennifer Holmberg completed a sweep of the doubles courts with an 8-6 victory at No. 3.
The Huskers and Cougars moved into singles play with Nebraska leading 1-0. No. 118 Weinstein (NU) picked up the first singles win at the No. 4 position with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Ksenia Googe (WSU). Elizaveta Luzin (WSU) registered Washington State's first win of the day with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Weinreich.
The Huskers firmed their grip on the lead with Holmberg's 6-4, 6-3 win over WSU's Charlotte Konig at the No. 6 position, but Washington State picked up its second win with Vasilieva's 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Nebraska's No. 57 Mary Weatherholt at the No. 1 singles spot.
The Cougars forged to a tie with Elizabeth Fournier's 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, over Veresova at the No. 2 singles spot, before Geibert grabbed the victory for the Huskers.
Nebraska will be back in action this Sunday against Miami (Ohio) at 1 p.m. at the Nebraska Tennis Center. Live stats will be available on Huskers.com.
No. 28 Nebraska 4 (6-1) vs. Washington State 3 (7-2)
Nebraska Tennis Center
1.) No. 22 Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Liudmila Vasilieva/Andiela Kankaras (WSU) 8-5.
2.) Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Charlotte Koning/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 8-5.
3.) Janine Weinreich/Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Olga Nusilovich/Elizaveta Lunzin (WSU) 8-6.
Order of Finish
1.) Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. No. 57 Mary Weatherholt (NU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2.) Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Patricia Veresova (NU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
3.) Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Anjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
4.) No. 118 Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-4, 6-1
5.) Elizaveta Luzin (WSU) def. No. 87 Janine Weinreich 6-2, 6-3
6.) Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Charlotte Koning (WSU) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish