Fresh Faces Flourish at ITA Central Regionals

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team picked up five singles wins and two doubles wins at the ITA Central Regional Championships on Friday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Tennis Complex.
38006Iowa captured three singles wins in the first qualifying round. Sophomore Ashleigh Jacobs grabbed her first win as a Hawkeye by defeating Megan Tagloa from Western Illinois, 6-3, 6-1.  
Sophomore Danielle Burich grabbed the Hawkeye’s first win by topping Manuel Barriga from Southeast Missouri in a three-set thriller, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8. Senior Adorabol Huckleby beat Masha Lobanova of North Dakota in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Jacobs and Huckleby were both victorious in Round 2 qualifying singles matches. Jacobs won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, over Megan Tagloa of Western Illinois. Huckleby forced a third-set tiebreaker to drop SIUE’s Lara Tupper, 2-6, 6-0, 11-9.
Jacobs and Huckleby join freshmen Samantha Mannix, Michelle Bacalla, and Sophie Clark in the singles main draw tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
In their first match as Hawkeyes, the freshmen doubles team of Sophie Clark and Samantha Mannix defeated Nylund and Tranberg of South Dakota, 8-4. Freshman Michelle Bacalla and sophomore Ashleigh Jacobs paired together to top Savana Crowell and Natalie Lorentz of Nebraska-Omaha, 8-7, 7-3.
Both teams will play in the doubles round of 32 tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Results will be posted on
Head Coach Sasha Schmid:
“It was great to see the newcomers get over their jitters and finally play and represent the Hawkeyes. There was great competition throughout the day, and we are excited to build off the things we learned today going into tomorrow’s singles and doubles matches.”
 SINGLES – QUALIFYING ROUND 1 (# indicates tournament seed)
Anita Detlava (Arkansas State) def. Danielle Bauers (Iowa): 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
Danielle Burich (Iowa) def. Manuela Barriga (Southeast Missouri): 7-5, 2-6, 10-7
Adorabol Huckleby (Iowa) def. Masha Lobanova (North Dakota): 6-3, 6-3
Ashleigh Jacobs (Iowa) def. Megan Tagloa (Western Illinois): 6-3, 6-1
Ashleigh Jacobs (Iowa) def. Erin Epperson (Creighton): 6-3, 6-1
Adorabol Huckleby (Iowa) def. Lara Tupper (SIUE): 2-6, 6-0, 11-9
Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Danielle Burich (Iowa): 6-5, 6-3
Ashleigh Jacobs (Iowa) vs. Marta Oliveria (Missouri)
Adorabol Huckleby (Iowa) vs. Ines Mesquita (Kansas State)
Michelle Bacalla (Iowa) vs. Hayley Haakenstad
Samantha Mannix (Iowa) vs. Ines Absisan (Nebraska-Omaha)
Sophie Clark (Iowa) vs. Reghan Lynch (Northern Iowa)
Mannix/Clark (Iowa) def. Nylund/Tranberg (South Dakota): 8-4
Bacalla/Jacobs (Iowa) def. Crowell/Lorentz (Nebraska-Omaha): 8-7, 7-3
Fain/Philips (Northern Iowa) def. Huckleby/Burich (Iowa): 8-6
Mannix/Clark (Iowa) vs. Kreinis/Emme (Minnesota)
Bacalla/Jacobs vs. Mesquita/Turco (Kansas State)
Doubles Round of 32 | 9:00 a.m
Singles Round of 128 |10:00 a.m.
Singles Round of 64| 11:15 a.m.
Singles Consolation| 1:45 p.m.