Veselinovic Ties Record

March 10, 2008

DENVER, CO–The Hawkeyes fell in their first loss of the season to 24th ranked Denver Sunday evening. No. 38 Iowa was defeated 6-1 in a hard-fought loss, bringing its record to 8-1, 1-0 in the Big Ten. Senior Mili Veselinovic prevailed against the Pioneers, winning her singles match and extending her singles winning streak to 9-0.

In doubles play, the competition was fierce and for the first time this season Iowa loss the doubles point, going 1-2. Jacqueline Lee and Alexis Dorr fell at the number one position to the 49th ranked duo of Mallory Voelker and Julia Bauregger 8-4. The Hawkeyes answered with an 8-3 victory from Merel Beelen and Veselinovic over Kyla Iwinski and Ute Schnoy, while Lynne Poggensee-Wei and Kelcie Klockenga were defeated 8-5 by Kaja Smole and Annette Aksdal at the number three position.

Moving to singles competition, Iowa was 1-5 for the match. Veselinovic earned a singles point for Iowa with her 6-7, 6-0, 10-7 win against Aksdal. The victory meant more than just a singles point for Iowa. With the win, Veselinovic earned her 102nd career singles win and tied Iowa’s record for career singles wins, originally set by Laura Dvorak from 1991-95. This is the third record that Veselinovic holds for the Hawkeyes. Veselinovic also currently holds Iowa’s season best singles record at 29-6 in 2005-06 and the record for most singles wins as a freshman with 31 wins in 2004-05.

“Denver was a tough team today,” said Iowa Head Coach Daryl Greenan. “Our girls fought hard but we just came up a little short. The highlight for us was Mili (Veselinovic) tying the record. We are very excited for her and proud of her accomplishment. We are going to get back to work and get ready for our next opportunity to beat a ranked opponent.”

Iowa will return to action on the road March 19th against Kansas State. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Washburn Tennis Facility in Manhattan, KS.

DoublesVoelker/Bauregger (Denver) def. Lee/Dorr (Iowa) 8-4Beelen/Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Iwinski/Schnoy (Denver) 8-3Smole/Aksdal (Denver) def. Poggensee-Wei/Klockenga (Iowa) 8-5
SinglesMallory Voelker (Denver) def. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) 6-2, 6-1Mili Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Annette Aksdal (Denver) 6-7, 6-0, 10-7Ute Schnoy (Denver) def. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) 6-4, 6-4Julia Bauregger (Denver) def. Merel Beelen (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2Bhavani Tirumurti (Denver) def. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) 6-4, 6-1Kyla Iwinski (Denver) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3=""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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