Huskers Dominate Day One in Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo. – The Nebraska women’s tennis team made a notable entrance to the Missouri Invitational with 10 victories over opponents from Louisville, Missouri and Memphis.
Freshman Claire Reifeis led the day for the Huskers by producing three of the 10 wins for the team. The Indianapolis, Ind., native started the morning with a quick 6-3, 6-2 singles win over Mariana Humberg of Louisville.
Reifeis collected her first doubles win of the tournament with partner Vasanti Shinde, as the duo downed Cassidy Spearman and Tate Schroeder of Mizzou 7-6 (4). Fellow freshman Jeannie Lozowski helped Reifeis secure the Huskers' third win, pulling a quick 6-3 win over Gabrielle Paul and Marta Morga of Memphis.
Singles matches continued against Louisville throughout the morning. Katerina Matysova, M’Balia Bangoura and Elizabeth Gould all fought through tiebreaker sets to increase Nebraska's victory total to six.
After Bangoura’s 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) victory over Sena Suswam of Louisville, the freshman from Bradenton, Fla., bagged a 6-2 doubles win with Lozowski over Claire Sullivan and Kadi Fauble of Mizzou.
Scoring the first win of her Husker career, Emma Worley teamed up with sophomore Gould for a 6-4 win over Louisville’s Anna Collins and Tiffany Huber.
Husker senior Lisa Andersson contributed two doubles wins for the Big Red. She teamed with fellow senior Mary Hanna for a 6-4 victory over Bea Machado Santos and Amina Ismail of Mizzou. Andersson then teamed up with Matysova to secure a 7-6 (1) win against Katherine and Josephine Cao of Memphis.
Action at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City continues Saturday at 9 a.m. The Huskers will face Memphis in doubles competition against Memphis, before playing more doubles against Louisville at 10 a.m. The Big Red battle the hosts from Missouri in singles action at 1 p.m.
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Elle Stokes (Louisville) def. Jeannie Lozowski (Nebraska) 6-3, 6-3
Claire Reifeis (Nebraska) def. Mariana Humberg (Louisville) 6-3, 6-2
Abbie Pahz (Louisville) def. Lisa Andersson (Nebraska) 6-1, 6-0
Katerina Matysova (Nebraska) def. Olivia Boesing (Louisville) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Tiffany Huber (Louisville) def. Hayley Haakenstad (Nebraska) 6-3, 6-2
M'Balia Bangoura (Nebraska) def. Sena Suswam (Louisville) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (0-5)
Jessie Paul (Louisville) def. Mary Hanna (Nebraska) 6-1, 6-0
Elizabeth Gould (Nebraska) def. Anna Collins (Louisville) 1-6, 6-3, 10-4
Mary Hanna/Lisa Andersson (Nebraska) def. Bea Machado Santos/Amina Ismail (Mizzou) 6-4
Claire Reifeis/Vasanti Shinde (Nebraska) def. Cassidy Spearman/Tate Schroeder (Mizzou) 7-6 (0-4)
Brianna Lashway/Mackenzy Middlebrook (Mizzou) def. Katerina Matysova/Hayley Haakenstad (Nebraska) 6-4
M'Balia Bangoura/Jeannie Lozowski (Nebraska) def. Claire Sullivan/Kadi Fauble (Mizzou) 6-2
Emma Worley/Elizabeth Gould (Nebraska) def. Anna Collins/Tiffany Huber (Louisville) 6-4
Hanna Sohn/Anki Wind (Memphis) def. Hayley Haakenstad/Mary Hanna (Nebraska) 6-1
Claire Reifeis/Jeannie Lozowski (Nebraska) def. Gabrielle Paul/Marta Morga (Memphis) 6-3
Katerina Matysova/Lisa Andersson (Nebraska) def. Katherine Cao/Josephine Cao (Memphis) 7-6 (0-1)