Photo by Adam Warner/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Gives Houston Problems, Wins 4-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 39 Nebraska women's tennis team hosted the Houston Cougars on Saturday at the Dillon Tennis Center. The Huskers defended their undefeated record and won the match 4-0.

The match opened with doubles play, which Nebraska won to open the match 1-0.

Freshman duo Claire Reifeis and Hayley Haakenstad defeated Houston's Lauren Alter and Sveva Mazzari 6-1 at the No. 3 spot. The pair is now 5-1 overall on the season.

At No. 2 doubles, senior Lisa Andersson and sophomore Vasanti Shinde gained a victory against Constandena Nicolaou and Cristina Rovira of the Cougars, 6-3. This is their third straight win as partners. 

In singles competition, Reifeis defeated Mazzari, 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot. Reifeis is 10-1 overall in singles and 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Sopomore Paula Del Cueto Castillo gained a win for the Big Red as she defeated Rovira, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 3 spot. She is 6-0 overall in singles and 4-0 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 4 singles, senior Mary Hanna defeated Alter 6-4, 1-6, 6-0. She is 10-1 overall in singles and 3-1 at the No. 4 spot.

With the victory, Nebraska is 13-0 on the season and 2-1 against Houston all-time.

The Nebraska women's tennis team will be back at home on Sunday, March 5 as the Huskers host the Illinois State Redbirds at 11 a.m. Fans can stay up to date with Husker women's tennis team by following @HuskersWTennis on Twitter or by reading articles published on

No. 39 Nebraska vs. Houston

1. Vasanti Shinde (NEB) vs. Tsveta Dimitrova (UHST) 6-7, 2-3, unfinished
2. Claire Reifeis (NEB) def. Sveva Mazzari (UHST) 6-4, 6-2
3. P.Del Cueto Castillo (NEB) def. Cristina Rovira (UHST) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mary Hanna (NEB) def. Lauren Alter (UHST) 6-4, 1-6, 6-0
5. Katerina Matysova (NEB) vs. Constandena Nicolaou (UHST) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished
6. Lisa Andersson (NEB) vs. Ana Glumac (UHST) 7-6, 2-2, unfinished


1. Mary Hanna/P.Del Cueto Castillo (NEB) vs. Tsveta Dimitrova/Ana Glumac (UHST) 5-3, unfinished
2. Lisa Andersson/Vasanti Shinde (NEB) def. Constandena Nicolaou/Cristina Rovira (UHST) 6-3
3. Claire Reifeis/Hayley Haakenstad (NEB) def. Lauren Alter/Sveva Mazzari (UHST) 6-1


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