IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Penn State, 6-1, on Sunday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. With the win, Iowa improves to 14-6 (4-4) and have won 14 matches for the first time since 2005.
“The team is building confidence as the season goes on,” said UI head coach Sasha Schmid. “Today was great for us. Penn State is a solid team and I thought we played well in key moments throughout the match.”
The Hawkeyes started the match winning the doubles point. Senior Aimee Tarun and junior Montana Crawford defeated Katia Blik and Samantha Smith, 6-4 on court three, and freshman Elise van Heuvelen and sophomore Adorabol Huckleby defeated Devan McCluskey and Bennett Dunn, 7-5, on court one to clinch the doubles point for the Hawkeyes.
Junior Zoe Douglas got the Hawkeyes started in singles play, defeating Devan McCluskey in straight sets, 6-0 7-5, at the No. 2 position to give Iowa a 2-0 match lead.
Huckleby picked up a win at the No. 6 position. She defeated Dasha Sapogova in straight sets, 7-5 6-1 to give Iowa a 3-1 match lead.
Junior Anastasia Reimchen, sophomore Kristen Thoms, and van Heuvelen all won their matches in three sets. Reimchen defeated Jacqueline Zuhse, 7-6 2-6, 6-2 to secure the victory for the Hawkeyes.
Thoms defeated Shannon Hanley at the No. 5 position, 2-6 6-2 6-2, and van Heuvelen defeated Blik, 7-6 3-6 6-1 at the No. 1 singles position.
The Hawkeyes return to the court Monday as they host Wichita State at noon (CT) at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Admission is free.
Iowa Hawkeyes 6, Penn State 1
1. Elise van Heuvelen (IOWA) def. Katia Blik (PENN) 7-6, 3-6, 6-1
2. Zoe Douglas (IOWA) def. Devan McCluskey (PENN) 6-0, 7-5
3. Anastasia Reimchen (IOWA) def. Jacqueline Zuhse (PENN) 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
4. Bennett Dunn (PENN) def. Montana Crawford (IOWA) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kristen Thoms (IOWA) def. Shannon Hanley (PENN) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Adorabol Huckleby (IOWA) def. Dasha Sapogova (PENN) 7-5, 6-1
Order of finish: 2,4,6,3,5,1
1. Elise Van Heuvelen/Adorabol Huckleby (IOWA) def. Devan McCluskey/Bennett Dunn (PENN) 7-5
2. Jacqueline Zuhse/Shannon Hanley (PENN) def. Anastasia Reimchen/Kristen Thoms (IOWA) 6-3
3. Montana Crawford/Aimee Tarun (IOWA) def. Katia Blik/Samantha Smith (PENN) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles 2,3,1