MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team fell to Minnesota, 5-2, on Sunday in the final Big Ten match of the season.
The Hawkeyes got the ball rolling early and quickly secured the doubles point. Samantha Mannix and Cloe Ruette grabbed a win at the No. 3 position, 6-2. The team of Ashleigh Jacobs and Danielle Bauers picked clinched with their win at No. 2, 6-4.
Singles action did not go the Hawkeyes’ way, dropping five of six matches.
Ashleigh Jacobs fell at the No. 2 position to Tiffany Huber, 6-2, 6-0. Samantha Mannix was dropped by Bita Mancera, 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 3 position.
Michelle Bacalla battled back but eventually was defeated in three sets by Cammy Frei, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0. Danielle Burich fell to Camilia Vargas, 6-4, 6-3, at No.6. Sophie Clark was dropped by Caitlyn Merzbacher, 7-5, 7-5.
Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell grabbed the lone singles win for Iowa against Tina Kreinis, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 1.
QUOTING SASHA SCHMID
“The conference had so many good teams this year with lots of parity around the programs. Every conference match was very competitive. It was tough to be on the short end of some Big Ten matches, but our team is very young and they’ve learned so much from these matches. Now we’re excited to compete at the conference tournament as our team wants to keep playing tennis. We need to compete hard to keep our season alive.”
Iowa returns to action at the Big Ten Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, next week and weekend. A complete tournament bracket will be released by the Big Ten Conference later today.
Minnesota 5, Iowa 2
April 21, 2019l | Iowa City, Iowa | 10 a.m. (CT)
1. Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell (IOWA) def. Tina Kreinis(MINN), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
2. Tiffany Huber (MINN) def. Ashleigh Jacobs (IOWA), 6-2, 6-0
3. Bita Mancera (MINN) def. Samantha Mannix (IOWA), 6-4, 6-1
4. Cammy Frei (MINN) def. Michelle Bacalla (IOWA), 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
5. Caitlyn Merzbacher (MINN) def. Sophie Clark (IOWA), 7-5, 7-5.
6. Camila Vargas Gomez (MINN) def. Danielle Burich (IOWA), 6-4, 6-3
1. Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell/Sophie Clark (IOWA) vs. Tiffany Huber/Caitlyn Merzbacher (MINN), UF
2. Ashleigh Jacobs/ Danielle Bauers (IOWA) def. Cammy Frei/ Tina Kreinis (MINN), 6-4
3. Samantha Mannix/ Cloe Ruette (IOWA) def. Camila Vargas Gomez/ River Hart, 6-2
Iowa 12-11, 4-7
Minnesota 13-10, 6-5
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,3,4,6,5,1)