IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Samantha Mannix and Sophie Clark were defeated in their singles Round of 16 matches at the ITA Central Regional Championships on Sunday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Both Clark and Mannix were victorious in their Round of 32 matches. Mannix grabbed a convincing win over River Hart from Minnesota, 6-2, 6-0, while Clark battled for a win against Arianna Capogrosso of Tulsa, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Clark dropped her next match to the No. 1 overall seed Lisa Marie Rioux, 6-1, 6-4. Mannix was also defeated in her Round of 16 match against the No. 4 seed Sandra Honigova from Wichita State, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Freshman Michelle Bacalla suffered a loss in the Round of 32 from Kansas’s Sonia Smagina, 7-5, 6-3. The Hawkeyes also had two doubles teams eliminated in the Round of 16.
In the doubles Round of 16, Mannix and Clark were beat by Jasmine Asghar and Ivana Corley of Oklahoma, 8-2. The other doubles duo of Bacalla and Jacobs dropped their match to Mackenzy Middlebrooks and Ellie Wright of Missouri, 8-4.
Three Hawkeyes also competed in extra singles matches during the afternoon session. Senior Adorabol Huckleby picked up her second win of the tournament over Thea Rice from Arkansas, 6-3, 6-3.
Sophomore Danielle Bauers dropped her extra match in a third-set nail-biter, 3-6, 6-4, 12-10, while sophomore Danielle Burich fell to Martina Zerulo of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-2.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on November 9-11, to compete in the UNLV Invite.
Head Coach Sasha Schmid:
“The experiences our young players gained is invaluable. Each of them had a hard fought match today and I’m proud of the way they played. The other players competing in these high-pressure matches have been there before, and for our freshman it’s their first time. Our girls are heartbroken to be out of this tournament, but being in a tournament of this stature and experiencing these moments will be valuable for our team in the long haul.”
SINGLES MAIN DRAW – ROUND OF 128 (# indicates tournament seed)
Marta Oliveria (Missouri) def. Ashleigh Jacobs (Iowa): 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-1
Adorobol Huckleby (Iowa) def. Gabrielle Goldin (Missouri): 6-2, 6-2
Michelle Bacalla (Iowa) def. Hayley Haakenstad (Nebraska): 6-3, 7-6, (7-1)
Samantha Mannix (Iowa) def. Ines Absisan (Nebraska-Omaha): 6-1, 6-1
Sophie Clark (Iowa) def. Reghan Lynch (Northern Iowa): 6-3, 7-5
SINGLES MAIN DRAW – ROUND OF 64
Michelle Bacalla (Iowa) def. Laura Rico Garcia (Oklahoma): 6-2, 6-2
Samantha Mannix (Iowa) def. Vasanti Shinde (Nebraska): 6-2, 6-1
Sophie Clark (Iowa) def. Ioana Gheroghita (Kansas State): 6-3, 6-1
Martha Matoula (Tulsa) def. Adorabol Huckleby (Iowa), 6-2, 6-2
SINGLES MAIN DRAW- ROUND OF 32
Sonia Smagina (Kansas) def. Michelle Bacalla (Iowa): 7-5, 6-3
Samantha Mannix (Iowa) def. River Hart (Minnesota): 6-2, 6-0
Sophie Clark (Iowa) def. Arianna Capogrosso (Tulsa): 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
SINGLES MAIN DRAW- ROUND OF 16
#4 Sandra Honigova (Wichita State) def. Samantha Mannix (Iowa): 7-6 (4), 6-4.
#1 Marie Rioux (Oklahoma State) def. Sophie Clark (Iowa): 6-1, 6-4
EXTRA MATCHES (SUNDAY)- CONSOLATION
Adorobol Huckleby def. Th. Rice (Arkansas): 6-3, 6-3
Martina Zerulo (Arkansas) def Danielle Burich (Iowa) def: 6-4, 6-2
Gruber (Missouri) def. Danielle Bauers (Iowa): 3-6, 6-4, 12-10
DOUBLES – ROUND OF 64
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
DOUBLES – ROUND OF 32
Mannix/Clark (Iowa) def. Kreinis/Emme (Minnesota): 8-7, 14-12
Bacalla/Jacobs (Iowa) def. Mesquita/Turco (Kansas State): 8-7, 7-3
DOUBLES- ROUND OF 16
Asghar/Corley (Oklahoma) def. Mannix/Clark (Iowa): 8-2
Middlebrooks/Wright (Missouri) def. Bacalla/Jacobs (Iowa): 8-4
MONDAY (10/15) SCHEDULE
DOUBLES QUARTERFINAL 9:00 a.m.
DOUBLES SEMIFINAL 10:00 a.m.
SINGLES QUARTERFINAL 1:00 p.m.