Mintz, Racette Advance to Main Singles

Oct. 24, 2003


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Freshmen Hillary Mintz and Meg Racette advanced to the main singles draw after wins in today’s competition. Mintz defeated Michigan’s Debra Streifler, 6-2, 6-0. She will play Cristelle Grier of Northwestern tomorrow. Racette downed Pavlina Akritas of Illinois, 6-0, 6-2. Tomorrow she will face Illinois State’s Katri Miller.

In doubles competition, the team of Racette and Mintz defeated Ohio State’s Lindsay Williams and Sonia Ruzimovsky, 8-6, but fell to the Wisconsin duo of Lindsay Martin and Katie McGaffigan, 8-2.

The Hawkeyes will continue play at the ITA Midwest Regionals tomorrow.

Qualifying Round Three Singles:
Hillary Mintz (Iowa)
def. Streifler (Mich), 6-2, 6-0
Briseno (Marq) def. Jennifer Hodgman (Iowa), 6-3, 6-2
Meg Racette (Iowa) def. Akritas (Illinois), 6-0, 6-2

Round One Doubles:
Racette/Mintz (Iowa)
def. Williams/Ruzimovsky (OSU), 8-6
Fisk/Leskovar (OSU) def. Jansma/Tyler (Iowa), 8-3

Round Two Doubles:
Martin/McGaffigan (Wis) def. Racette/Mintz (Iowa), 8-2

Consolation Doubles:
Matko/Parashkevova (DePaul) def. Jansma/Tyler (Iowa), 8-2