DES MOINES, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Iowa State, 5-2, Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, at LifeTime Fitness.
Iowa’s win extends its lead in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series to 13-8.
The Hawkeyes got on the board by sweeping the doubles point. Senior Zoe Douglas and freshman Yufei Long defeated Maty Canicini and Regina Espindola, 6-4, at the No. 1 position.
No. 49 sophomore Elise van Heuvelen and senior Anastasia Reimchen followed with a 7-5 win at the No. 2 position over Erin Freeman and Annabella Bonadonna, which clinched the doubles point.
Senior Montana Crawford and junior Adorabol Huckleby’s match was unfinished due to Iowa already securing the doubles point.
Iowa State ties the match, 1-1, when Douglas withdrew from No. 3 singles with an injury.
Reimchen grabbed the first singles point for the Hawkeyes at the No. 4 position by defeating Freeman, 6-1, 6-2, to give Iowa a 2-1 lead.
Huckleby dropped her match to Margarita Timakova, 6-2, 6-3, which brought the match back to a tie at two points each.
Van Heuvelen broke the tie for the final time by downing Espindola in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, to give the Hawkeyes a 3-2 lead.
Long lost her first set 3-6, but came back and forced a third-set tie breaker to top Cancini, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, which clinched the win for the Hawkeyes.
Crawford closed out the match by defeating Bonadonna in a third set tiebreaker, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.
QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH SASHA SCHMID
“Tonight was a tough, hard fought match. I was happy to see the team play tough and get a team win. We are looking forward to conference play now, and are excited to get back on the court in a week verse Penn State.”
· The Hawkeyes extend their lead in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series to 13-8
· Van Heuvelen and Reimchen extend their doubles record to 3-0 this season
· The Hawkeyes finish non-conference play, 8-4
· Iowa extends their all-time series record against Iowa State to 37-0, 6-0 in the Cy-Hawk Series
The Hawkeyes begin conference play against Penn State next Wednesday, March 14 in University Park, Pennsylvania at 6 p.m. (CT).
Iowa 5, Iowa State 2
March 7, 2018 | 4 p.m. (CT) | Des Moines, Iowa | LifeTime Fitness
1.Long def. Cancini, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Van Heuvelen def. Espindola, 6-4, 6-2
3. Repina def. Douglas, 3-1, retired
4. Reimchen def. Freeman, 6-1, 6-2
5. Timakova def. Huckleby, 6-2, 6-3
6. Crawford def. Bonadonna, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
1.Douglas/Long def. Cancini/Espindola, 6-4
2. Van Heuvelen/Reimchen def. Freeman/Bonadonna, 7-5
3. Crawford/Huckleby vs. Repina/Timakova, 5-6, unfinished
Iowa State: 8-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3, 4, 5, 2, 1, 6)