Iowa Snaps Losing Streak

April 19, 2008

IOWA CITY, IA – The Iowa Women’s tennis team snapped their four match losing streak this afternoon, defeating Purdue 5-2 on the Boilermakers’ home court and improving to 12-8, 3-6 in conference play this season. The 56th-ranked Hawkeyes gave up the doubles point but won five of their six singles matches to earn the win.

Iowa dropped the doubles point to open the match, winning only one of the three doubles matches. The Hawkeyes were defeated at both the number one and two positions, but found success at the number three spot. Kelcie Klockenga and Lynne Poggensee-Wei, playing together for only the third time this season, defeated Purdue’s Whitney Reys and Alejandra Boeker 8-4.

Moving into singles competition, Iowa rebounded from dropping the doubles point and won every singles match except one to secure the win. The Hawkeyes tied the score at 1-1 when Poggensee-Wei defeated Joanna Craven 6-2, 6-1 at the number four position. Keeping up the momentum, Iowa pulled ahead 2-1 after No. 82 Mili Veselinovic shut down Stephanie Wooten 6-3, 7-5. Veselinovic’s win today marks her 25th singles win of the season and brings her one win away from tying the Iowa school record for singles wins as a senior.

Purdue responded and tied the score at 2-2 when Kayla Berry fell to Alejandra Boeker 6-3, 6-4 at the number six spot. The Hawkeyes answered with Alexis Dorr’s 7-6, (7-4) 6-3 victory over Cigdem Duru to take the lead 3-2. The deciding singles point was earned by Jacqueline Lee at the number one position. Lee took down Brooke Beier 7-5, 6-1 to earn Iowa’s fourth point of the match and secure the win. Finishing up singles competition, Klockenga added one more point to the scoreboard for Iowa, defeating Anna Dzeva 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.

The Hawkeyes will conclude regular season play tomorrow, traveling to Champaign, IL to face 55th-ranked Illinois. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Atkins Tennis Center on the University of Illinois campus.

Doubles1. Brooke Beier/Stephanie Wooten (Purdue) def. Jacqueline Lee/Alexis Dorr (Iowa) 8-62. Cigdem Duru/Joanna Craven (Purdue) def. Kayla Berry/Milica Veselinovic (Iowa) 8-23. Kelcie Klockenga/Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) def. Whitney Reys/Alejandra Boeker (Purdue) 8-4

Singles1. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) def. Brooke Beier (Purdue) 7-5, 6-12. #82 Milica Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Stephanie Wooten (Purdue) 6-3, 7-53. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) def. Cigdem Duru (Purdue) 7-6 (7-4), 6-34. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) def. Joanna Craven (Purdue) 6-2, 6-15. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) def. Anna Dzeva (Purdue) 6-4, 1-6, 7-56. Alejandra Boeker (Purdue) def. Kayla Berry (Iowa) 6-3, 6-4

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