Iowa Fall To Northwestern In Semifinals

April 28, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Fourth-seed Iowa fell to first-seed Northwestern in semifinal play of the Big Ten Championships, today, 4-1.

In doubles play, Northwestern claimed the point. Iowa’s Kayla Berry and Kelcie Klockenga were defeated by Alexis Conill and Samantha Murray, 8-2, while Jacqueline Lee and Mili Veselinovic fell to 10th-ranked Alexis Prousis and Georgia Rose, 8-4. The match between Iowa’s Merel Beelen and Hillary Mintz, and Northwestern’s Lauren Lui and Keri Robison was unfinished.

In singles action, Mintz was the only Iowa player to claim a win today, defeating Alexis Prousis, 0-6, 6-1, 6-4. Lee fell to 13th-ranked Georgia Rose, 7-6 (3), 6-1, while Berry was defeated by Nazlie Ghazal, 6-1, 6-2.

Suzie Matzenauer clinched the win for Northwestern with her victory over Klockenga, 6-0, 6-1. The number two singles match between Veselinovic and Murray was unfinished, as was the match between Beelen and Lui at the fourth position.

RESULTSSingles1. #13 Georgia Rose (NU) def. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa), 7-6 (3), 6-12. #39 Samantha Murray (NU) vs. Mili Veselinovic (Iowa), unfinished3. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Alexis Prousis (NU), 0-6, 6-1, 6-44. #124 Lauren Lui (NU) vs. Merel Beelen (Iowa), unfinished5. Nazlie Ghazal (NU) def. Kayla Berry (Iowa), 6-1, 6-26. Suzie Matzenauer (NU) def. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa), 6-0, 6-1
Doubles1. #10 Prousis/Rose (NU) def. Lee/Veselinovic (Iowa), 8-42. Lui/Robison (NU) vs. Beelen/Mintz (Iowa), unfinished3. Conill/Murray (NU) def. Berry/Klockenga (Iowa), 8-2=""http:>=""http:>="'0'%20cellpadding='0'%20cellspacing='0'%20align='left'%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Ctr%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Ctd%20align='center'%20width="150">

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