Hawkeyes Start Strong at ITA Regionals

Oct. 21, 2004

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Two members of the Iowa women’s tennis team started singles competition at the ITA Midwest Regionals, going 2-1 on the first day.

Sophomore Hilary Tyler defeated Western Illinois’ Diane Lutzke, 6-0, 7-5, in the first round of qualifying singles. In the second round, Tyler lost to Meredith Vincent of Ohio State, 7-5, 6-0.

Milica Veselinovic had a bye in the first round because she is the number two seed in qualifying singles. In the second round, Veselinovic won against Michigan State’s Karen Gustafson, 6-4, 6-2. Veselinovic will take on Notre Dame’s Liz Donohue tomorrow. The Hawkeyes will continue qualifying singles and begin doubles competition tomorrow at the ITA Midwest Regionals.

Hilary Tyler (Iowa) def. Diane Lutzke (Western Illinois), 6-0, 7-5
Meredith Vincent (Ohio State) def. Hilary Tyler (Iowa), 7-5, 6-0
Milica Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Karen Gustafson (Michigan State), 6-4, 6-2