Long Defeats No. 92, Iowa Drop Match to Illinois, 6-1

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CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team dropped their road match on Saturday to Illinois, 6-1, at the Atkins Tennis Center. 
38006Senior Anastasia Reimchen and junior Adorabol Huckleby got the lone doubles win for the Hawkeyes, defeating Asuka Kawai and Mia Rabinowitz, 6-3. 
Sophomore Elise van Heuvelen and senior Montana Crawford dropped their match to Sasha Belaya and Daniela Novak, 6-3. Senior Zoe Douglas and freshman Yufei Long lost their match in a tie breaker to Duong and Switkes, 7-6 (7-4). 
Crawford dropped her match in the No. 6 position to Sasha Belaya, 6-3, 6-1. Douglas then lost in the No. 2 position to Jaclyn Switkes, 6-3, 6-0. Emilee Duong beat Huckleby in the No. 5 position, 6-0, 6-4. 
Long defeated No. 92 ranked Mia Rabinowitz in the No. 3 position in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, to extend her singles record to 7-0. 
Van Heuvelen and Reimchen both lost their first sets, but grabbed the second one to go into a third-set tie breaker. Van Heuvelen dropped her match to Asuka Kawai, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6). Reimchen lost to Daniela Novak, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9). 
“Illinois is a strong and confident team playing good tennis. We had chances today in both doubles and singles, but it didn’t covert in our favor at critical moments. That’s where our growth as a team will occur. We need a solid week of practice and the Marquette and Bradley doubleheader will be good for us next Sunday.”
The Hawkeyes host Marquette and Bradley at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Feb 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (CT). 
Iowa 1, Illinois 6
Feb 17, 2018 | 11 a.m. | Champaign, Illinois | Atkins Tennis Center
 1. Asuka Kawai (ILL) def. Elise van Heuvelen (IOWA) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Jaclyn Switkes (ILL) def. Zoe Douglas (IOWA) 6-3, 6-0
3. Yufei Long (IOWA) def. #92 Mia Rabinowitz (ILL) 6-3, 6-3
4. Daniela Novak (ILL) def. Anastasia Reimchen (IOWA) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Emilee Duong (ILL) def. Adorabol Huckleby (IOWA) 6-0, 6-4
6. Sasha Belaya (ILL) def. Montana Crawford (IOWA) 6-3, 6-1
 1. Duong/Switkes (ILL) def. #41 Douglas/Long (IOWA) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Belaya/ Novak (ILL) def. Heuvelen/Crawford (IOWA) 6-3
3. Reimchen/Huckleby (IOWA) def. Kawai/Rabinowitz (ILL) 6-3
Match Notes
Iowa 4-3
Illinois 6-1; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,2,5,3,1,4)
Illinois extended their lead in the all-time series record, 29-25