Hawkeyes Improve on Day Two

Jan. 16, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team returned to action at the FSU Seminole Invitational Sunday. The Hawkeyes bounced back nicely after struggling on day one of the event. The Black and Gold won three singles matches.

“Our execution was better across the board today,” said Head Coach Katie Dougherty. “We were very good in spots and continue to improve.”

In singles, senior Jessica Young picked up her second win of the event, downing Alexis Rodriguez of Central Florida 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. Juniors Sonja Molnar and Cassandra Escobar both earned their first wins of the spring. Molnar topped Central Florida’s Jenny Frisell 6-4, 6-3 while Escobar posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Allison Hodges of Central Florida. Senior Lynne Poggensee-Wei fell in a tough three-set match to UCF’s Genevieve Lorbergs 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Seniors Alexis Dorr and Ally Majercik and freshmen Jessica Cohen and Christina Harazin also competed in singles for the Hawkeyes. All four individuals fell to opponents from Central Florida.

In doubles, Poggensee-Wei and Molnar dropped an 8-4 decision to Florida State’s Segarelli/Seaborne. Cohen and Young also fell 8-4 to a pair of Seminoles. They were defeated by Suess/Rybakova.

The third and final day of the event will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. (CT).

Sonja Molnar (Iowa) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) — 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Jessica Young (Iowa) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) — 6-4, 6-3
Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Lynne Poggensee-Wei (Iowa) — 6-4 2-6, 6-2
Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Alexis Dorr (Iowa) — 7-5, 6-4
Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Jessica Cohen (Iowa) — 6-3, 6-4
Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Christina Harazin (Iowa) — 6-2, 6-3
Cassandra Escobar (Iowa) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) — 6-2, 6-3
Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Ally Majercik (Iowa) — 6-1, 6-0

Segarelli/Seaborne (FSU) def. Poggensee-Wei/Molnar (Iowa) — 8-4
Suess/Rybakova (FSU) def. Cohen/Young (Iowa) — 8-4