Lehmicke Enjoys Strong Summer Events
Junior Maggy Lehmicke produced a strong two-week run in a pair of tournaments in Washington in late July and early August, winning the Pacific Northwest Open in Tacoma, before finishing as the runner-up at the Washington State Open.
Nebraska's No. 1 singles player in 2014, Lehmicke claimed a singles championship at the Pacific Northwest Open in Tacoma, Wash., July 21-27. One of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, the PNW Open attracted more than 100 of the best tennis players in the Northwest and from around the nation to the Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club.
Lehmicke cruised to the semifinals, where she received a stiff test from top-seeded Julija Lukac. After dropping the first set, Lehmicke dug deep and unleashed sweeps in the next two sets of a 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 win to advance to the championship match.
Lehmicke faced the No. 2 seed Riko Shimizu, a former Washington Husky in the final on Sunday, July 24. After dropping the first set, Lehmicke again proved her grit with a pair of 6-1 sets for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory and the individual title. Lehmicke proudly accepted the trophy while passing on her winner's share at the $2,000 event due to NCAA regulations.
Lehmicke teamed up with Seattle, Wash. native, Barbara Carey for the women’s open doubles play where they lost in the quarterfinal, 6-0, 6-3.
Lehmicke added a runner-up singles finish at the $22,000 Washington State Open, which concluded Sunday, Aug. 3 in Seattle. As the tournament's No. 6 seed, Lehmicke battled her way to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Shimizu in the quarterfinals, before rolling to a 6-0, 6-4 victory over the second-seeded Lukac in the semifinals.
Lehmicke suffered a 7-5, 6-1 loss to top-seeded Khristina Blajkevitvh in the title match. Blajkevitvh is a former Kentucky player who is now touring pro.
Lehmicke also partnered with former Nebraska men’s player, Gagan Jain, to win two mixed-doubles matches before losing in the quarterfinals.