Iowa Defeats Northern Illinois, 6-1

Jan. 25, 2004


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The Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Northern Iowa, 6-1, on the final day of the Hawkeye Invitational.

In doubles, Meg Racette and Hillary Mintz dominated Karrie Tyioran and Cassie Drake, 8-0. The duo of Jennifer Hodgman and Hilary Tyler won against Ivonne Andrade and Dani Martinez, 8-4, to seal the doubles point for the Hawkeyes. Chelsea Glynn and Deni Alexandrova lost a close match to Branka Savic and Kristi McIntyre, 9-8 (4).

In singles, the Hawkeyes competed against their strongest competition of the invitational. Racette handed Branka Savic a defeat, 7-5, 6-3. In the next match, Mintz won against Cassie Drake after a close first set. Hodgman lost to Karrie Tyioran, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, giving Northern Illinois its only point against Iowa.

The Hawkeyes will compete next February 1 against Drake beginning at 3 p.m. in the Recreation Building.

Meg Racette/Hillary Mintz (Iowa)
def. Karrie Tyioran/Cassie Drake (NIU) — 8-0
Branka Savic/Kristi McIntyre (NIU) def. Chelsea Glynn/Deni Alexandrova (Iowa) — 9-8 (4)
Jennifer Hodgman/Hilary Tyler (Iowa) def. Ivonne Andrade/Dani Martinez (NIU) — 8-4

Meg Racette (Iowa)
def. Branka Savic (NIU) — 7-5, 6-3
Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Cassie Drake (NIU) — 7-6 (4), 6-1
Chelsea Glynn (Iowa) def. Ivonne Andrade (NIU) — 6-2, 6-4
Karrie Tyioran (NIU) def. Jennifer Hodgman (Iowa) — 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Hilary Tyler (Iowa) def. Kristi McIntyre (NIU) — 6-2, 6-2
Deni Alexandrova (Iowa) def. Megan Brooks (NIU) — 6-1, 6-3