Katerina Matysova was one of four Huskers to record a pair of victories Saturday at the Missouri Invitational.
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Continue Winning Ways in KC

By NU Athletic Communications

Kansas City, Mo. - Mary Hanna, Katerina Matysova, Claire Reifeis and Hayley Haakenstad all recorded a pair of victories as the Nebraska women's tennis team continued its winning ways in the Missouri Invitational at the Plaza Tennis Center on Saturday.

Reifeis led the Huskers in singles play against the hosts from Missouri. The freshman from Indianapolis, Ind., notched a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over MU's No.36 ranked Bea Machado Santos at No. 1 singles. As a team, the Big Red claimed five victories in eight singles matches against the Tigers.

At No. 3 singles, Matysova rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 win over MU's Cassidy Spearman, before Hanna added 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback win for the Huskers over Missouri's Mackenzy Middlebrooks at No. 6 singles.

Husker sophomore Vasanti Shinde pitched in a 7-5, 7-6 (4) win over Claire Sullivan at No. 7 singles, while fellow sophomore Sydney Harlow contributed a 6-4, 6-3 victory over MU's Kadi Fauble at the final singles spot.

In doubles action, Hanna and Reifeis teamed up for a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles over Louisville's Mariana Humberg and Abbie Pahz. Matysova and Haakenstad joined forces for a 7-6 (4) thriller over Ariana Rodriguez and Elle Stokes to give the Big Red a split of four matches with the Cardinals.

The Huskers added a 6-3 doubles win from Lisa Andersson and Haakenstad at No. 3 against Memphis to complete Nebraska's eight combined victories on the day.

Nebraska wraps up action at the Missouri Invitational on Sunday.

Saturday's Nebraska Results

Nebraska vs. Memphis (Doubles)
No. 1 Anki Wind/Gabrielle Paul (MEM) def. Claire Reifeis/Vasanti Shinde (NEB), 6-3
No. 2 Hanna Sohn/Josephine Cao (MEM) def. Mary Hanna/Jeannie Lozowski (NEB), 6-2
No. 3 Lisa Andersson/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Marta Morga/Katherine Cao (MEM), 6-3

Nebraska vs. Louisville (Doubles)
No. 1 Mary Hanna/Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz (LOU), 6-3
No. 2 Olivia Boesing/Sena Suswam(LOU) def. Jeannie Lozowski/Lisa Andersson(NEB), 6-2
No. 3 Katerina Matysova/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Ariana Rodriguez/Elle Stokes (LOU), 7-6(4)
No. 4 Tiffany Huber/Jessie Paul (LOU) def. Sydney Harlow/Elizabeth Gould (NEB), 6-2

Missouri vs. Nebraska (Singles)
No. 1 Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. No.36 Bea Machado Santos (MIZ), 7-6(5), 7-5
No. 2 Brianna Lashway (MIZ) def. Jeannie Lozowski (NEB) 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
No. 3 Katerina Matysova (NEB) def. Cassidy Spearman (MIZ), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Tate Schroeder (MIZ) def. Lisa Andersson (NEB), 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Amina Ismail (MIZ) def. Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Mary Hanna (NEB) def. Mackenzy Middlebrooks (MIZ) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 7 Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Claire Sullivan (MIZ) 7-5, 7-6(4)
No. 8 Sydney Harlow (NEB) def. Kadi Fauble (MIZ) 6-4, 6-3

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