Izabella Zgierska claims the No. 2 singles in NU's victory over Wyoming on Friday.
Photo by Nate Olsen/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Top the Cowgirls 5-2 On Friday

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska women’s tennis team (7-4, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated the Wyoming Cowgirls (4-3, 0-0 MWC) by a score of 5-2 at the Nebraska Tennis Center on Friday. The Huskers grabbed two quick doubles wins before topping the match off in singles.

Starting the match at doubles, Nebraska struck first at the No. 3 spot when Hannah Sulz and Lisa Andersson scorched Wyoming’s Alena Vasileva and Dorottya Jonas 8-2. The point was sealed at the No. 1 position when NU’s Maggy Lehmicke and Mary Hanna outlasted UW’s Veronica Popovici and Jessica Parizher 8-4 and the No. 2 match went unfinished.

Heading into singles with Nebraska leading 1-0, Wyoming pulled back the point to even the terms at the No. 4 when Christa Gecheva won due to the retirement of the Huskers’ Hanna midway through the second set. The Big Red took the lead once more at the No. 1 position when Lehmicke ousted Wyoming’s Popovici 6-0, 6-4 to make the score 2-1. The margin grew to 3-1 at the No. 2 when NU’s Izabella Zgierska outpaced UW’s Jonas 6-4, 6-4.

Nebraska secured the match at the No. 5 spot when senior Maike Zeppernick grabbed a victory over Wyoming’s Silviya Zhelyazkova 6-2, 6-3. The remaining two matches played through with NU’s Andersson toppling UW’s Parizher 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 at the No. 3 and the Cowgirls’ Vasileva narrowly edged out the Huskers’ Sulz 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-7) at the No. 6.

Next up for the Huskers is a home match on Sunday agains Miami (Ohio) at 11 a.m. at the Nebraska Tennis Center between the two men’s matches against North Dakota and Drake.

Nebraska - 5
Wyoming - 2
Lincoln, Neb.

1. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) def. Veronica Popovici (UW) 6-0, 6-4
2. Izabella Zgierska (NU) def. Dorottya Jonas (UW) 6-4, 6-4
3. Lisa Andersson (NU) def. Jessica Parizher (UW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
4. Christa Gecheva (WU) def. Mary Hanna (NU) 6-4, 3-0, retire
5. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (UW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Alena Vasileva (UW) def. Hannah Sulz (NU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)

Order of finish (4, 1, 2, 5, 3, 6)

1. Maggy Lehmicke/Mary Hanna (NU) def. Veronica Popovici/Jessica Parizher (UW) 8-4
2. Maike Zeppernick/Izabella Zgierska (NU) vs. Alma Espinosa/Christa Gecheva (UW) DNF
3. Hannah Sulz/Lisa Andersson (NU) def. Alena Vasileva/Dorottya Jonas (UW) 8-2

Order of finish (3, 1)


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