Junior Madeleine Geibert posted NU's only point on Wednesday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Drop Dual to No. 22 Tulsa

By NU Athletic Communications

Tulsa, Okla.—The Nebraska women’s tennis team fell by a score of 6-1 to Tulsa on Wednesday. The No. 41 Huskers (13-3, 1-1 Big 12) were without junior Jennifer Holmberg and also lost the services of sophomore Stefanie Weinstein due to illness. Nebraska was left short-handed and was forced to forfeit the No. 3 doubles match to the No. 22 Golden Hurricane (16-2).

Nebraska and Tulsa began the dual at 11 a.m. in the Case Tennis Center with doubles play, where Tulsa captured the first doubles victory at the No. 2 position. Erofeeva and Szatkowska (TLS) topped Buxton and Veresova (NU), 8-1 to allow Tulsa to automatically clinch the doubles point due to NU’s forfeit in the No. 3 doubles match-up.

The Golden Hurricane would sweep doubles play after that, as Kichoutkin and Karaitiana (TLS) narrowly defeated Geibert and Weinreich (NU), 8-7 (7-3).

The match moved on to singles play, where Tulsa captured the first point at the No. 3 singles position. Michelle Farley (TLS) was automatically awarded the point when Stefanie Weinstein (NU) elected to retire due to illness.  

Tulsa cruised to capture three more consecutive victories, allowing them to clinch the match victory with victories at the No. 6, 5, and 4 positions. In No. 6 singles, Frederike Putthoff (NU) fell to Jo-Anne Karaitiana (TLS), 6-2, 6-0. Abby Buxton (NU) was then defeated at the hands of Sam Vickers (TLS), 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 5 position, giving Tulsa their fourth point to clinch the dual victory. Ewa Szatkowska (TLS) added a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Janine Weinreich (NU) at the No. 4 spot after that.

Madeleine Geibert (NU) was the only Huskers to notch a victory on the day, capturing a 6-4, 7-5 win over Anastasia Erofeeva (TLS) in No. 2 singles.

Singles action was rounded out at the No. 1 position, where Alexandra Kichoutkin (TLS) defeated Patricia Veresova (NU), 6-3, 6-4.

NU is now 6-3 against nationally ranked teams this season. The Huskers will have three days to prepare before they travel to Columbia to face the No. 75 Missouri Tigers. That match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Live stats will not be available for the match-up.

Singles
1. Alexandra Kichoutkin (TLS) def. Patricia Veresova (NU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Anastasia Erofeeva (TLS) 6-4, 7-5
3. Michelle Farley (TLS) def. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) 2-1, ret.
4. Ewa Szatkowska (TLS) def. Janine Weinreich (NU) 7-5, 6-4
5. Sam Vickers (TLS) def. Abby Buxton (NU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Jo-Anne Karaitiana (TLS) def. Frederike Puthoff (NU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles
1. Alexandra Kichoutkin/Jo-Anne Karaitiana (TLS) def. Madeleine Geibert/Janine Weinreich (NU) 8-7 (7-3)
2. Anastasia Erofeeva/Ewa Szatkowska (TLS) def. Patricia Veresova/Abby Buxton (NU) 8-1
3. Bonny Davidson/Michelle Farley (TLS) def. No player/No player (NU), by forfeit

Order of finish
Doubles (2,1)
Singles (3,6,5,4,2,1)

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