Hawkeyes Fall To Indiana, 4-3

March 22, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, IN – 43rd-ranked Iowa fell to 32nd-ranked Indiana Saturday, 4-3. Iowa moves to 10-2 on the season including 1-1 in conference play.

In doubles play, Iowa’s duo of Kayla Berry and Lynne Poggensee-Wei were the first to finish and fell to Indiana’s Lindsey Stuckey and Myriam Sopel at the third spot, 8-3. Mili Veselinovic and Merel Beelen, playing at the second doubles spot, were the second to finish and were defeated by Alba Berdala and Charlotte Martin of Indiana, 9-8.

Although Indiana claimed the doubles point, Iowa’s Jacqueline Lee and Alexis Dorr put up a fight at the number one doubles position. They defeated the Hoosiers’ Katya Zapadalova and Brianna Williams, 9-8, bringing their season record to 14-4.

Moving on to singles play Veselinovic quickly overpowered Zapadalova at the number two spot, 6-2, 6-2, bringing the match to a tie at 1-1. Veselinovic improves her season record to 14-4 with the win. Finishing shortly after Veselinovic was Lee with a solid win over Berdala at the first singles position, 6-1, 6-1 to put the Hawkeyes ahead of the Hoosiers 2-1. Poggensee-Wei was Iowa’s third player to finish singles competition, falling to Sopel, 6-1, 6-2 at the sixth singles spot. The match was again tied at two. Dorr then put Iowa back ahead, defeating Martin, 6-4, 6-2 at the third spot.

With Iowa ahead 3-2 there were two matches to be finished. Beelen and Stuckey fought it out at the fourth singles spot in a tie-breaking match. Stuckey won the match 6-2, 6-7, 6-1, and tied the overall score 3-3. The match point came down to the fifth singles position in a grueling contest between Klockenga and Williams. Klockenga won the first set 7-6 while Williams won the second set with the same score. Although Iowa put up a strong fight, Williams defeated Klockenga in the third set, 6-0, claiming the victory for Indiana.

The Hawkeyes will return to action Sunday at No. 31 Ohio State. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. (CST).

RESULTSSingles1. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) def. Alba Berdala (Indiana), 6-1, 6-1.2. Mili Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Katya Zapadalova (Indiana), 6-2, 6-2.3. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) def. Charlotte Martin (Indiana), 6-4, 6-2.4. Lindsey Stuckey (Indiana) def. Merel Beelen (Iowa), 6-2, 6-7, 6-1.5. Brianna Williams (Indiana) def. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa), 6-7, 7-6, 6-0.6. Myriam Sopel (Indiana) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa), 6-1, 6-2.
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