Hawkeyes Fall to Illinois, 5-2

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team fell to Illinois (9-9, 3-1), 5-2, on Friday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
You have to give credit to Illinois today. It was a tough battle,” said UI head coach Sasha Schmid. “It’s obviously disappointing to lose and it was hard fought there down the stretch. We just need to regroup, stay hungry, and get ready for Northwestern.”
38006The Hawkeyes started the day winning the doubles point. Junior Zoe Douglas and sophomore Kristen Thoms were first off the court for Iowa defeating Alexis Casati and Daniela Novak, 6-4.
Freshman Elise van Heuvelen and sophomore Adorabol Huckleby defeated Louise Kwong and Ines Vias in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (6), to clinch the doubles point.
Junior Montana Crawford picked up the Hawkeyes only singles victory winning in three sets, 6-7 6-3 7-5, at the No. 6 position.
Van Heuvelen and Douglas both fell in three set decisions on the singles courts. The Hawkeyes lost to Kwong and Casati on courts one and two respectfully. 
The Hawkeyes (13-4, 3-2) return to action Sunday against No. 40 Northwestern outside at noon (CT), weather permitting, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Admission is free to the public.
Illinois 5, Iowa Hawkeyes 2
Singles competition
1. Louise Kwong (ILL) def. Elise van Heuvelen (IOWA) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Alexis Casati (ILL) def. Zoe Douglas (IOWA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Madie Baillon (ILL) def. Anastasia Reimchen (IOWA) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jaclyn Switkes (ILL) def. Adorabol Huckleby (IOWA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Montana Crawford (IOWA) def. Daniela Novak (ILL) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5
6. Grace Tapak (ILL) def. Aimee Tarun (IOWA) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish:  6, 3, 4, 1, 2, 5
Doubles competition
1. Elise van Heuvelen/Adorabol Huckleby (IOWA) def. Louise Kwong/Ines Vias (ILL) 7-6
2. Jaclyn Switkes/Madie Baillon (ILL) def. Anastasia Reimchen/Montana Crawford (IOWA) 6-2
3. Zoe Douglas/Kristen Thoms (IOWA) def. Alexis Casati/Daniela Novak (ILL) 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1