Hawkeyes Win Season Opener

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team won its 2017 season opener Sunday, as the Hawkeyes took down the University of Central Florida (UCF), 5-2, at the UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando.
“I’m very proud of these girls,” said UI head coach Sasha Schmid. “UCF is a good team and we were pushed in every match today. I liked the way we responded in singles after dropping a tough doubles point.”
In singles action, freshman Elise van Heuvelen defeated UCF’s Natalia Serrano, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, in her debut match as a Hawkeye.
Senior Aimee Tarun, juniors Zoe Douglas, Anastasia Reimchen, and sophomore Kristen Thoms won their singles matches in straight sets.
Tarun was first off the court with a, 6-1, 6-0, victory over Nicole Jimenez with Thoms, Douglas, and Reimchen following the senior’s lead.
“These girls have worked hard in every way,” said Schmid. “This was a great start and I’m excited to keep working hard and competing.”
Iowa dropped the doubles point to start the match.
The Hawkeyes are back in action next Saturday, Jan. 21 as they host Creighton in their home opener.    
1). Elise Van Heuvelen (UI) d. Natalia Serrano (UCF): 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
2). Zoe Douglas (UI) d. Monica Matias (UCF): 6-3, 6-4
3). Anastasia Reimchen (UI) d. Elizabeth Bagerbaseh (UCF): 6-3, 7-5
4). Kristen Thoms (UI) d. Cortney Cesarini (UCF): 6-0, 7-5
5). Emilia Granstrom (UCF) d. Adorabol Huckleby (UI): 6-2, 6-4
6). Aimee Tarun (UI) d. Nicole Jimenez (UCF): 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6,4,5,2,3,1
1). Van Heuvelen/Douglas (UI) d. Cesarini/Matias (UCF) 6-2
2). Serrano/Granstrom (UCF) d. Reimchen/Runefelt (UI): 6-4
3). Jimenez/Bagerbaseh (UCF) d. Crawford/Huckleby (UI): 7-6(4)
Order of Finish: 1,2,3