Hawkeyes Finish Day One Of Hawkeye Invitational

Jan. 19, 2007

IOWA CITY – The Hawkeyes completed day one of the Hawkeye Invitational today. Competition took place at the West Campus Tennis-Recreation Center, and Iowa won seven of eight singles matches, and all three doubles matches. Iowa faced Northern Illinois for doubles competition, and Northern Iowa for singles. In addition, freshman Jennifer Barnes competed against Chrissy Nagel of Northern Illinois in singles action.

Jacqueline Lee, playing at the first position for Iowa, defeated Meghana Paritaza of UNI, 6-0, 6-0 while Mili Veselinovic defeated Agnese Pukse of UNI, 6-3, 6-0 at the second spot. Next, Hillary Mintz defeated Sampada Kanade, 6-4, 6-3, and freshman Kelcie Klockenga defeated UNI’s Taxnara Moraes, 6-0, 6-1.

Kayla Berry, Merel Beelen, and Jennifer Barnes also saw success in singles matches today. Berry defeated Carolina Hannes, 6-4, 6-4, while Beelen defeated Mariana Muraca, 6-2, 6-2. While Barnes was not successful in her match against UNI’s Meredith Esbeck, she was successful against Northern Illinois’ Chrissy Nagel, winning that match, 8-0.

In doubles play, Mintz/Klockenga defeated Asuaje/Umemura of NIU, 8-1, while Lee/Berry defeated Delgadiuo/Edner, 8-0, and Beelen/Veselinovic defeated Brooks/Forsberg, 8-4.

“Today was a great first day for the team,” said Iowa Head Coach Daryl Greenan. “We had a dominant performance and I was happy with the way the girls performed and got the job done.”

Competition at the Hawkeye Invitational will continue tomorrow with doubles action beginning at 10 a.m. and singles set to begin at 1 p.m.

1. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) def. Meghana Paritaza (UNI), 6-0, 6-0
2. Mili Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Agnese Pukse (UNI), 6-3, 6-0
3. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Sampada Kanade (UNI), 6-4, 6-3
4. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) def. Taxnara Moraes (UNI), 6-0, 6-1
5. Kayla Berry (Iowa) def. Carolina Hannes (UNI), 6-4, 6-4
6. Merel Beelen (Iowa) def. Mariana Muraca (UNI), 6-2, 6-2
7. Meredith Esbeck (UNI) def. Jennifer Barnes (Iowa), 6-3, 3-6 (11-9)

Jennifer Barnes (Iowa) def. Chrissy Nagel (NIU), 8-0

Mintz/Klockenga (Iowa) def. Asuaje/Umemura (NIU), 8-1
Lee/Berry (Iowa) def. Delgadiuo/Edner (NIU), 8-0
Beelen/Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Brooks/Forsberg (NIU), 8-4