Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Complete Sweep of Roos and Coyotes

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska women’s tennis team went 2-0 today in a doubleheader at the Dillon Tennis Center, taking matches from UMKC and South Dakota.

The day began with a matchup between Nebraska and UMKC, where the Huskers picked up a quick 4-0 win. In the afternoon match, Nebraska recorded another 4-0 win, this time vs. South Dakota.

The Huskers had some new looks for doubles competition. At No. 2, Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon teamed up, claiming a quick 6-1 victory over Grace Ball and Thea Dassy, 6-1. Playing at No. 1 was Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac. After falling behind 2-4, the senior duo fought back to claim a 7-5 win, giving Nebraska the doubles point. The No. 3 match finished out with Hayley Haakenstad and Elizabeth Gould winning in a tiebreaker.

In singles play, Claire Reifeis and Jeannie Lozowski got out to hot starts at No. 1 and No. 5, respectively. Reifeis took the first set from Michela Xibilia, 6-0 and closed it out in the second, 6-1. At No. 5, Lozowski picked up her first singles win of the season, defeating Grace Ball, 6-2, 6-0.

With a 3-0 team lead, the Big Red needed just one more singles victory to pick up the match win. It would be Hayley Haakenstad at No. 6 to finish first. The junior defeated Thanushree Vale, 6-4, 6-1, giving Nebraska the 4-0 match win.

Nebraska would stick with the same doubles pairs in the afternoon match against South Dakota. Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon started and finished strong, picking up the 6-1 win. Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac wrapped things up, getting the 6-1 win over the Coyotes.

In singles, No. 6, Hayley Haakenstad took a quick 6-0, 6-1 win over Nanette Nylund, giving the Huskers the 2-0 advantage.

Claire Reifeis continued her dominating day at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Jana Lazarevic. Following today’s doubleheader, the junior from Indianapolis, Ind., improved to 6-0 on the season.

Senior Vasanti Shinde closed out the 4-0 win for Nebraska with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Habiba Aly.

Nebraska travels to Lawrence, Kan., on Wednesday to take on the Jayhawks at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The action begins at 4 p.m. CT. Fans can follow along with the action at kuathletics.com, where there will be live stats updated throughout the match.

Results vs. UMKC:

Singles

1. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Michela Xibilia (UMKC) 6-0, 6-1

2. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) vs. Katie Fries (UMKC) 6-4, 3-1, unfinished

3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Yana Grechkinda (UMKC) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished

4. Jessica Aragon (NEB) vs. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished

5. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Grace Ball (UMKC) 6-2, 6-0

6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

1. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Michela Xibilia/Yana Grechkina (UMKC) 7-5

2. Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Grace Ball/Thea Dassy (UMKC) 6-1

3. Hayley Haakenstad/Elizabeth Gould (NEB) def. Thanushree Vale/Katie Fries (UMKC) 7-6 (6)

Order of Finish:

Doubles (2,1,3)

Singles (1,5,6)

Results vs. South Dakota:

Singles

1. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Jana Lazarevic (USD) 6-2, 6-2

2. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Habiba Aly (USD) 6-3, 6-0

3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Natka Kmoskova (USD) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished

4. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) vs. Emma Tranberg (USD) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished

5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) vs. Luana Stanciu (USD) 6-2, 5-0, unfinished

6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Nanette Nylund (USD) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Anastasia Bondarenko/Natka Kmoskova (USD) 6-1

2. Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Nanette Nylund/Emma Tranberg (USD) 6-1

3. Hayley Haakenstad/Elizabeth Gould (NEB) vs. Jana Lazarevic/Luana Stanciu (USD) 5-2, unfinished

Order of Finish:

Doubles (2,1)

Singles (6,1,2)

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