Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 36 Nebraska women's tennis team downed the Saint Louis Billikens 7-0 on Friday night. Nebraska's (11-1) sweep of Saint Louis (4-4) marked NU's second this season, while their sweep of doubles play marked the 11th time this season the Huskers have won all three singles matches in a dual.
The Huskers and Billikens started the evening on the doubles courts, where Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova (NU) jumped out to a quick 8-1 win over St. Louis's Jen Nalepa and Maria Toro Moreno (SLU) in No. 1 doubles. Capturing the doubles point for the Huskers was Janine Weinreich and Stefanie Weinstein's (NU) 8-1 victory over Stephanie Hollis and Mia Elmore (SLU) at the No. 2 position.
Izabella Zigerska and Maike Zeppernick (NU) wrapped up Nebraska's doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over Brooke Urzendowski and Madeline Jolley (SLU). Following doubles play, the Huskers had a 1-0 lead as the match moved into singles action.
The Huskers and Billikens moved to the singles courts after a short break, and Nebraska wasted no time in continuing their sweep. Maike Zeppernick posted the second point for the Huskers with a 6-0, 6-0 match against Saint Louis' Madeline Jolly in No. 6 singles.
Veresova moved the Huskers one point closer to clinching the match win with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Saint Louis' Stephanie Hollis. Weatherholt (NU) secured the win by capturing the fourth victory in a straight-set win in No. 1 singles. Weatherholt posted a final score of 6-1, 6-2 against Jen Nalepa.
Although the match was already won, the Huskers were not done yet. Stefanie Weinstein added to the Nebraska lead with a win over St. Louis's Mia Elmore 6-1, 6-2 on the No. 3 singles court. Also picking up a point was Nebraska's Janine Weinreich on the No. 4 singles court with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Nebraska native Brook Urzendowski.
Izabella Zigerska (NU) completed the sweep for the Huskers on the No. 5 singles court. Zgierska posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over St. Louis's Maria Toro Moreno, finalizing the tally at 7-0 in favor of the Big Red.
The Huskers will be back in action this Sunday against former Big 12 foe Colorado at noon at the Nebraska Tennis Center. Colorado and Saint Louis will also square off against each other this Saturday at the Nebraska Tennis Center at noon.
No. 36 Nebraska 7
St. Louis 0
Nebraska Tennis Center
1. Mary Weatherholt/Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Jen Nalepa/Maria Toro Moreno 8-1
2. Stefanie Weinstein/Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Stephanie Hollis/Mia Elmore 8-1
3. Izabella Zigerska/Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Brooke Urzendowski/Madeline Jolly 8-2
Order of finish
(1, 2, 3)
1.) No. 55 Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Jen Nalepa (SLU) 6-1, 6-2
2.) Patricia Versova (NU) def. Stephanine Hollis (SLU) 6-1, 6-0
3.) Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Mia Elmore (SLU) 6-1, 6-2
4.) No. 106 Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Brooke Urzendowski (SLU) 6-2, 6-1
5.) Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Maria Toro Moreno (SLU)
6.) Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Madeline Jolly (SLU) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish
(6, 2, 1, 3, 4, 5)