Nebraska Dominates Iowa State on Senior Day
The Nebraska women’s tennis team rolled past Iowa State on Abby Buxton’s Senior Day in Lincoln, 7-0. The No. 38 Huskers (19-6, 7-4 Big 12) cruised to straight-set victories in all six singles matches against the Cyclones (10-15, 1-10 Big 12). The match also marked NU’s final regular season match-up in the Big 12 Conference.
The day started with singles action, where Nebraska snatched up three quick points early on. Madeleine Geibert (NU) was first to strike for the Huskers, downing Erin Karonis (ISU), 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 position. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) increased Nebraska’s lead to 2-0 with her 6-4, 6-1 win in No. 3 singles over Tessa Lang (ISU). Patricia Veresova (NU) tacked on another victory, downing Maria Macedo (ISU), 6-0, 6-4 at the No. 2 position.
The bottom half of NU’s singles lineup followed suit, rattling off another three rapid victories to clinch the dual and give Nebraska a 6-0 lead heading into doubles. Janine Weinreich (NU) picked up a win at the No. 4 spot, defeating Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU), 6-3, 6-4. Maike Zeppernick (NU) put away Liza Wischer (ISU), 6-2, 6-2 in No. 6 singles. Jennifer Holmberg wrapped up singles action with her 7-5, 6-4 victory over Marie Chartier (ISU) at the No. 5 position.
Following a special Senior Day ceremony for Buxton, the match moved to doubles play, where the Huskers again picked up the first victory. Holmberg and Zeppernick (NU) swept Jenna Langhorst and Wischer (ISU) at the No. 3 position, 8-0. The Big Red clinched the doubles point and the sweep with Veresova and Weinreich’s (NU) 8-4 victory in No. 1 doubles over Macedo and Lang (ISU). The Cyclones would pick up their only match victory of the day at the No. 2 doubles position, where Karonis and Cacciuttolo (ISU) dropped Geibert and Buxton (NU), 8-3.
The Huskers will travel to Waco, Texas next week for the Big 12 Tennis Championships on April 28-May 1. Check back to Huskers.com this week for all the latest information as NU heads into their final round of Big 12 Conference play.
1. Madeleine Geibert (NU) def. Erin Karonis (ISU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Maria Macedo (ISU), 6-0, 6-4
3. Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Tessa Lang (ISU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU), 6-3, 6-4
5. Jennifer Holmberg (NU) def. Marie Chartier (ISU), 7-5, 6-4
6. Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Liza Wischer (ISU), 6-2, 6-2
1. Patricia Veresova/Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Maria Macedo/Tessa Lang (ISU) 8-4
2. Erin Karonis/Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU) def. Madeleine Geibert/Abby Buxton (NU), 8-3
3. Jennifer Holmberg/Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Jenna Langhorst/Liza Wischer (ISU), 8-0
Singles (1, 3, 2, 4, 6, 5)
Doubles (3, 1, 2)