Iowa Falls to Denver

Feb. 3, 2006

DENVER, CO – The Iowa women’s tennis team fell to #49 Denver today, 5-2, after a hard-fought battle.

Iowa (1-2) was ahead after doubles, winning the point with two successful matches. Meg Racette and Jacqueline Lee defeated Suzana Maksovic and Kyla Iwinski, 9-7, and Hillary Mintz and Milica Veselinovic defeated Annette Aksdal and Rachel Sackmaster, 9-8.

In singles play, Iowa was not as successful, only winning one match of six. Sophomore Jacqueline Lee defeated Marisa Mechem, 7-5, 6-2.

“Denver was a little too much for us today. Our team played very hard and very well, and after winning the doubles point I thought we had a lot of momentum going into singles play but we just couldn’t finish with the win,” said Iowa Head Coach Daryl Greenan.

The #43 Iowa Hawkeyes return to action tomorrow against Colorado State in Fort Collins, CO.

Suzana Maksovic (Denver) def. Meg Racette (Iowa), 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
Annette Aksdal (Denver) def. Milica Veselinovic (Iowa), 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
Rachel Sackmaster (Denver) def. Hillary Mintz (Iowa), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) def. Marisa Mechem (Denver), 7-5, 6-2
Kyla Iwinski (Denver) def. Merel Beelen (Iowa), default
Lorinda Boothman (Denver) def. Kayla Berry (Iowa), 6-0, 6-1

Racette/Lee (Iowa) def. Maksovic/Iwinski (Denver), 9-7
Mintz/Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Aksdal/Sackmaster (Denver), 9-8 (7-4)
Mechem/Boothman (Denver) def. Beelen/Berry (Iowa), 8-4