Reifeis and Haakenstad Earn Big Ten Honors
The Big Ten Conference announced individual and all-conference team honors following last weekend’s Big Ten Tournament hosted by Nebraska at the Dillon Tennis Center. Decisions for all honors were voted on by Big Ten women’s tennis coaches.
Junior, Claire Reifeis was selected for the All-Big Ten Team following a standout season for the Huskers. In 2019, the Indianapolis, Ind., native had a team-best 19-6 record, including an 8-3 mark in Big Ten play. Playing out of the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, Reifeis went 10-3 and 9-3, respectively.
In doubles competition, Reifeis teamed up with fellow junior Hayley Haakenstad going 2-0 out of the No. 2 spot. After an early-season lineup change, Reifeis began playing with true freshman Jessica Aragon to form the Big Red’s winningest duo, going 13-6 at No. 2.
The second Husker honored is Hayley Haakenstad, who is recognized for the Big Ten Sportsmanship award. This honor is awarded to athletes that demonstrate sportsmanship and citizenship on and off the court. Haakenstad had an impressive season playing primarily out of the No. 6 singles spot and the No. 3 doubles position. The junior from Chanhassen Minn., went 13-10 in singles and 10-11 in doubles, primarily playing with Jeannie Lozowksi. Haakenstad has been on the Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll every semester at Nebraska and was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2018.