MIAMI, Florida – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team beat South Florida in five of six singles matches Saturday at the FIU invitational.
Iowa won all five singles matches in straight sets. In singles at the No. 1 position, Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell improves to 6-2 this fall with a win over Laura Pellicer Perello, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Erika Dodridge kept pace with van Heuvelen Treadwell, earning her sixth win of fall by defeating Selin Yayali, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 6 position. Dodridge, van Heuvelen Treadwell, and Danielle Bauers share the team lead with six wins this fall. Bauer’s won today in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Iowa squared off against Missouri in doubles, dropping two out of three to the Tigers. The Hawkeyes lone win came from the No. 1 slot. Van Heuvelen Treadwell and Michelle Bacalla teamed for the first time this fall and defeated Ellie Wright and Lisa Fukutoku, 6-3.
QUOTING SASHA SCHMID
“This is a solid group of young women who are trying hard to improve every day. I thought their reflection after yesterday’s matches and the responsibility each player took in singles today to make productive changes and improvements was impressive. I am looking forward to our final day of competing for the fall season tomorrow.”
Iowa returns to action at the FIU Invitational tomorrow at 8 a.m. (CT). They will face Missouri in singles and FIU in doubles.
Iowa 5, South Florida 1
Missouri 2, Iowa 1
Singles (South Florida)
1: van Heuvelen Treadwell def. Perello, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
2: Bacalla def. Tiron, 6-0, 6-2
3: Eland def. Burich, 6-4, 6-4
4: Jacobs def. Melendez, 6-1, 6-4
5: Bauers def. Timmermans, 6-4, 6-2
6: Dodridge def. Yatali, 6-1, 6-1
1: van Heuvelen Treadwell/Bacalla def. Wright/Fukutoku, 6-3
2: Nash/Goldin def. Jacobs/Bauers, 6-4
3: Oliveria/Abraham def. Burich/Dodridge, 6-1