Hawkeyes Top Cyclones (6-1)

Jan. 26, 2013

AMES, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team opened the 2013 season with a 6-1 win over Iowa State, earning another victory for the Hawkeyes in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series. Iowa now leads Iowa State 12-9 in the Cy-Hawk Series.

Junior Ruth Seaborne made her Hawkeye dual debut at the No. 1 position, topping the Cyclone’s Ksenia Pronina (6-1, 6-1). Seaborne also teamed up with sophomore Morven McCulloch at the No. 1 position in doubles, earning an 8-1 win over Pronina and Simona Cacciuttolo.

Sophomores Katie Zordani and Shelby Talcott also teamed for a doubles victory, defeating Ana Gasparovic and Caroline Hauge Andersen, (8-2), to secure the doubles’ point.

The Hawkeyes won 5-of-6 singles matches, including straight-set victories by Seaborne, Talcott, Zordani, and freshman Annette Dohanics. Dohanics defeated Emma Waites, 6-1, 6-4, to win her Hawkeye dual debut.

Iowa hosts Notre Dame in its home opener Feb. 4. Competition begins at 3 p.m. at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

Ruth Seaborne (IOWA) def. Kesenia Pronina (ISU), 6-0, 6-1
Shelby Talcott (IOWA) def. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU), 6-2, 6-2
Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Meghan Cassens (ISU), 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
Katie Zordani (IOWA) def. Ana Gasparovic (ISU), 6-0, 6-0
Jenna Langhorst (ISU) def. Christina Harazin (IOWA), 6-1, 4-6, 1-6
Annette Dohanics (IOWA) def. Emma Waites (ISU), 6-1, 6-4

Seaborne/McCulloch (IOWA) def. Cacciuttolo/Pronina (ISU), 8-1
Zordani/Talcott (IOWA) def. Gasparovic/Hauge Andersen (ISU), 8-2
Langhorst/Waites (ISU) def. Silver/Harazin (IOWA), 2-7 (abandoned)