Hawkeyes Look For More on Day Two

Oct. 25, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team finished the first day of competition at the Drake Jamboree in Des Moines on Friday.

Juniors Katie Zordani and Ellen Silver both earned a victory in singles play today. Zordani improved to 5-4 on the season after defeating Drake’s Klavdija Rebol in two sets, 6-4, 6-4. Silver, competing for the first time in three weeks, also came away with a victory in two sets by defeating Mariel Ante of Drake, 6-2, 6-2.

In the jamboree portion of doubles, freshman Aimee Tarun paired up with McKenzie Thomas of SIU-Edwardsville to defeat Katherine Nelson and Amanda Noonan of Creighton, 8-6.

“We had a couple of highlights today with Zordani and Silver picking up good wins,” said UI head coach Katie Dougherty. “We did not play as well as we needed to today and I expect more from them tomorrow and am confident they will step up.”

The Hawkeyes return to the courts tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (CT) with a doubles match-up with the Creighton Bluejays and follow up with Bradley in doubles.

Katie Zordani (Iowa) def. Klavdija Rebol (Drake), 6-4, 6-4
Nell Boyd (Drake) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 6-7, 6-3, 13-11
Jordan Eggleston (Drake) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa), 6-3, 6-7 (9), 10-7
Maddie Johnson (Drake) def. Aimee Tarun (Iowa), 7-6 (4), 6-2
Ellen Silver (Iowa) def. Mariel Ante (Drake), 6-2, 6-2

Lexi Aranda/Sierra Halverson (SIUE) def. Annette Dohanics/Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa), 8-3
Mia Frogner/Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Aimee Tarun/Katie Zordani (Iowa), 8-7 (1)
Maddie Johnson/Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh/Katie Zordani (Iowa), 8-7 (5)
Annette Dohanics/Ellen Silver (Iowa) def. Nell Boyd/Jordan Eggleston (Drake), 8-6
Aimee Tarun (Iowa)/McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) def. Katherine Nelson/Amanda Noonan (Creighton), 8-6