Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Go 2-0 in Saturday Doubleheader

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska women’s tennis team went 2-0 against Wyoming and Drake today in a Saturday doubleheader at the Dillon Tennis Center. NU defeated Wyoming 5-0 in the morning matchup and outlasted Drake 4-0 in the evening.


The Huskers started out the morning strong by taking two out of the three doubles matches to earn the doubles point over the Cowgirls. At No. 2 doubles, Claire Reifeis and Jessica Aragon efficiently disposed of Mihaela Kaftanova/Ida Krause in a 6-1 win. The pair are now 4-1 together since they started playing with one another last week.


The Huskers took four of the six singles matches on Saturday morning, with two of them (No. 1 and No. 3), going unfinished.


Junior Hayley Haakenstad started the Big Red off win an efficient, 6-0, 6-1 win at the No. 6 spot in the lineup. Fellow junior Jeannie Lozowski wasn’t far behind her as she defeated Wyoming’s Ana Fernandez, 6-2, 6-0.


Jessica Aragon earned the match clinching victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5. NU senior Vasanti Shindecontinued her strong week with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tessa van Der Ploeg to put the Huskers up 5-0.


Both Claire Reifeis and Marina Cozac did not finish their matches, but each won their first set and were leading in the second.


In the second match of the day, the Huskers defeated Drake, 4-0. Nebraska kicked off the match with three doubles victories, giving the team the 1-0 lead heading into singles competition.


At No. 3, Jeannie Lozowski and Hayley Haakenstad got out to a quick start, knocking off Megan Webb and Kelsey Neville, 6-2. Vasanti Shinde and Marina Cozac followed with a 6-4 win at No.1 and Jessica Aragon andClaire Reifeis closed out their match at No. 2 coming away with a 6-3 victory.


In singles, Claire Reifeis took care of business at No. 2 with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Carmen Palumbo. 

Shortly after, Jeannie Lozowski completed her dominant win over Sophia Haleas 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. With a 3-0 lead in the match, Jessica Aragon closed things out for the night with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5 over Kenya Williams.


Results vs. Wyoming:


1. Claire Reifeis (NEB) vs. Elisa Koonik (WYO), 7-5, 4-2 unf.

2. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WYO), 6-3, 6-1

3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Maria Oreshkina (WYO), 6-2 5-4, unf.

4. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Ana Fernandez (WYO), 6-2, 6-0

5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Ana Royo (WYO), 6-3, 6-2

6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Ida Krause (WYO), 6-0, 6-1



1. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WYO), 7-5

2. Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Mihaela Kaftanova/Ida Krause (WYO), 6-1

3. Ana Royo/Maria Oreshkina (WYO) def. Hayley Haakenstad/Jeannie Lozowski (NEB), 6-3 


Order of Finish:

Doubles (2,3,1)

Singles (6,4,5,2)


Results vs. Drake


1. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) vs. Liza Petushkova (DU) 4-6, 2-1, unf.

2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Marina Cozac (NEB) vs. Daria Walczak (DU) 4-6, 1-0, unf.

4. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-0, 6-2

5. Jessica Aragon (NEB) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) vs. Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2, 5-2, unf.



1. Vasanti Shinde/Marina Cozac (NEB) def. Liza Petushkova/Kenya Williams (DU) 6-4

2. Jessica Aragon/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Daria Walczak/Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-3

3. Hayley Haakenstad/Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) def. Megan Webb/Kelsey Neville (DU) 6-2


Order of Finish:

Doubles (3,1,2)

Singles (2,4,5)


Up Next:

Nebraska stays home this week to get set for a home dual meets on Friday and Sunday. The Louisville Cardinals come to town for a 5 p.m. battle on Friday night while the Wichita State Shockers come to Lincoln to take on the Huskers on Sunday.


How to Follow Along:

Fans can follow along with the action at, where there will be a live video stream and live stats updated throughout the match.


More News Sponsor - First National Bank


Tickets Sponsor - StubHub