Frederike Putthoff went 1-1 on the court against Missouri.
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Huskers Roll Past Missouri

By NU Athletic Communications

Columbia, Mo.—The Nebraska women’s tennis team swept doubles play en route to a 4-3 victory over Missouri on Sunday. No. 41 Nebraska (14-3, 2-1 Big 12) improves to 7-3 against ranked teams this season after the win over No. 75 Missouri (9-6, 1-4 Big 12).

Nebraska started out strong in doubles play, sweeping through the Tiger lineup and capturing the doubles point. Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein (NU) kicked things off in No. 1 doubles, defeating Kaitlyn Ritchie and Mallory Weber (MU), 8-4.

Reunited for the first time in several weeks on the doubles court, Patricia Veresova and Janine Weinreich (NU) proved their mettle at the No. 2 position as they downed Marlen Hacke and Jamie Mera (MU) in a close match, 8-8 (7-2).

The Huskers rounded out doubles play at the No. 3 spot, where freshmen Frederike Putthoff and Maike Zeppernick (NU) teamed up to edge out Rachel Stuhlmann and Mahdi Besovic (MU), 8-8 (7-1).

The match shifted into singles play, where the Huskers were able to secure the victory through wins in the top half of their lineup. Geibert (NU) led the way for NU at the No. 1 position, defeating Ritchie (MU), 7-5, 6-6 (7-1). Veresova (NU) added another point for the Huskers, defeating Weber (MU) by a sound score of 6-2, 6-4.

Weinstein (NU) took the court for her first singles action after being forced to retire against Tulsa due to illness. She rolled past Hacke (MU) for the victory in No. 3 singles, 6-4, 7-5.

Missouri racked up three victories in the bottom half of singles play. Maria Christensen (MU) defeated Weinreich (NU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. Mera (MU) edged Putthoff (NU) in No. 5 singles play, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3. Zeppernick (NU) was forced to retire due to injury at the No. 6 position, dropping the set to Stuhlmann (MU), 6-2.

The Huskers will use the upcoming week to prepare for two showdowns with Sunflower State opponents. NU will face Kansas State in Manhattan on Friday at 1 p.m. before hosting Kansas in Lincoln at noon.

Doubles:
1. Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie/Mallory Weber (MU), 8-4
2. Patricia Veresova/Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Marlen Hacke/Jamie Mera (MU), 8-8 (7-2)
3. Frederike Putthoff/Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann/Mahdi Besovic (MU), 8-8 (7-1)

Singles:
1. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie, 7-5, 6-6 (7-1)
2. Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Mallory Weber, 6-2, 6-4
3. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Marlen Hacke, 6-4, 7-5
4. Maria Christensen def. Janine Weinreich (NU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Jamie Mera def. Frederike Putthoff (NU) ,4-6, 6-3, 10-3 (tiebreaker)
6. Rachel Stuhlmann def. Maike Zeppernick (NU), 6-2 (retired-inj.)

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