Huskers Soar Past Hawkeyes
Iowa City, Iowa—The No. 32 Nebraska women’s tennis team defeated Iowa 5-2 on Sunday at the Hawkeye Tennis Complex. The Huskers rise to 12-1 on the season, with 11 straight victories and a 4-1 record against future Big Ten opponents.
Patricia Veresova and Maike Zeppernick (NU) started the Big Red off on the right foot, finishing first in doubles play with an 8-1 victory over Cassandra Escobar and Ally Majercik (IU).
Nebraska moved on to capture the doubles point at the No. 1 singles position. No. 76 Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein (NU) upset No. 33 Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young, 8-4. Geibert and Weinstein rise to 10-2 on the season as a pair, including a 10-match win streak.
Iowa was able to capture one win in doubles at the No. 2 position. Alexis Dorr and Lynne Poggensee-Wei (IU) narrowly edged Jennifer Holmberg and Janine Weinreich (NU), 9-8 to conclude doubles action.
Veresova (NU) captured the first win in singles action for the Huskers, downing Poggensee-Wei (IU), 6-3, 6-1. Holmberg (NU) tacked on the next point, defeating Majercik (IU), 6-4, 6-1.
NU clinched the match with a win at the No. 6 position. Zeppernick (NU) topped Escober (IU), 6-1, 7-5. Weinreich (NU) earned Nebraska’s final singles point of the day, defeating Dorr (IU), 7-6, 7-5.
Iowa was able to steal a pair of singles victories away from the Huskers in the final two matches. No. 102 Molnar (IU) slipped past Geibert (NU) in extra sets, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6. Weinstein (NU) had her 10-match winning streak in singles snapped by a narrow defeat at the hands of Young (IU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.
The Huskers will enter their Big 12 conference slate next weekend at the Nebraska Tennis Center. Nebraska will face No. 18 Oklahoma on March 18 at 2 p.m. and Oklahoma State on March 20 at noon.
1. No. 76 Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. No. 33 Sonja Molnar/Jessica Young (IU), 8-4
2 Alexis Dorr/Lynne Poggensee-Wei (IU) def. Jennifer Holmberg/Janine Weinreich (NU), 9-8
3. Patricia Veresova/Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Cassandra Escobar/Ally Majercik (IU), 8-1
1. No. 102 Sonja Molnar (IU) def. Madeleine Geibert (NU), 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
2. Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (IU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Jessica Young (IU) def. Stefanie Weinstein (NU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
4. Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Alexis Dorr (IU), 7-6, 7-5
5. Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Ally Majercik (IU), 6-4, 6-1
6. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Cassandra Escobar (IU), 6-1, 7-5