59th-ranked Iowa Defeated By No. 2 Notre Dame

Feb. 25, 2007

SOUTH BEND, IN – 59th-ranked Iowa fell to No. 2 Notre Dame, 7-0. Iowa moves to 4-4 on the season.

In doubles play, at the number one spot, Iowa’s duo of Mili Veselinovic and Jacqueline Lee were defeated by Notre Dame’s fifth-ranked duo of Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson, 8-3. Hillary Mintz and Merel Beelen fell to No. 15 Kelcy Tefft and Brook Buck, 8-1 at the second doubles spot. Playing at the third position, Kayla Berry and Kelcie Klockenga were also defeated in their match, 8-3, by Cosmina Ciobanu and Kali Krisik.

In singles action, Klockenga was the first to finish for Iowa, falling to Brook Buck, 6-2, 6-1 to bring the match total to 2-0, Notre Dame. Beelen finished next at the number five position, falling to Ciobanu, 6-3, 6-0. Clinching the win for Notre Dame was Christina Thompson at the number two spot, defeating Veselinovic, 6-4, 6-1.

Next, No. 16 Catrina Thompson defeated Jacqueline Lee, 6-1, 6-4, and Kayla Berry lost to Kelcy Tefft, 6-1, 6-4. Wrapping up competition was Hillary Mintz and Colleen Rielley at the number three singles spot. The match went into a tiebreaker, which Mintz lost.

Iowa will return home next weekend, hosting Kansas, March 2nd at 3 p.m., and Minnesota, March 4th at 11 a.m.

RESULTSSingles1. #16 Catrina Thompson (Notre Dame) def. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa), 6-1, 6-4.2. Christian Thompson (Notre Dame) def. Mili Veselinovic (Iowa), 6-4, 6-1.3. Colleen Rielley (Notre Dame) def. Hillary Mintz (Iowa), 6-7, 6-0, 1-0 (10-7).4. Kelcy Tefft (Notre Dame) def. Kayla Berry (Iowa), 6-1, 6-4.5. Cosmina Ciobanu (Notre Dame) def. Merel Beelen (Iowa), 6-3, 6-0.6. Brook Buck (Notre Dame) def. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa), 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles1. #5 Thompson/Thompson (Notre Dame) def. Lee/Veselinovic (Iowa), 8-3.2. #15 Buck/Tefft (Notre Dame) def. Mintz/Beelen (Iowa), 8-1.3. Ciobanu/Krisik (Notre Dame) def. Berry/Klockenga (Iowa), 8-3.