MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Marquette on Saturday afternoon, 4-1.
The Hawkeyes started strong by taking the doubles point with victories at the number two and three positions. Danielle Bauers and Ashleigh Jacobs defeated Elisabeth Desmarais and Giulia Turconi 6-2. Danielle Burich and Samantha Mannix beat Milica Novakovic and Lesley Foe 6-3. Marquette won at the the number one position with Natalija Popovic and Fleur Eggink defeating Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell and Michelle Bacalla 6-4.
The Hawkeyes continued the strong showing winning three of four singles matches. Bauers defeated Turconi: 6-3, 6-0. Van Heuvelen Treadwell defeated Eggink: 6-3, 6-2. Marquette got their point when Popovic def. Michelle Bacalla: 7-5, 6-2. Burich clinched the match defeating Foe: 7-5, 0-6, 6-3.
Quoting Head Coach Sasha Schmid
“It’s good for the group to get a win, we have been tested with tough opponents all on the road for the last six matches. We are looking forward to building on today with a good week of practice and getting home for the next stretch of the season.”
The Hawkeyes host their home opener Feb. 14 against Old Dominion at 2 p.m. (CT).
Iowa 4, Marquette 1
Feb. 8, 2020 | 1 p.m. | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Baseline Tennis Center.
1: Natalija Popovic/Fleur Eggink (MU) def. Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell/Michelle Bacalla (UI) 6-4
2: Ashleigh Jacobs/Danielle Bauers (UI) def. Elisabeth Desmarais/Giulia Turconi (MU) 6-2
3: Danielle Burich/Samantha Mannix (UI) def. Milica Novakovic/Lesley Foe (MU) 6-3
1: Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell (UI) def. Fleur Eggink (MU) 6-3, 6-2
2: Samantha Mannix (UI) vs. Milica Novakovic (MU) 3-6, 6-2, 3-2, Unfinished
3: Natalija Popovic (MU) def. Michelle Bacalla (UI) 7-5, 6-2
4: Ashleigh Jacobs (UI) vs. Isabella Franks (MU) 2-6, 6-4, 3-3, Unfinished
5: Danielle Bauers (UI) def. Giulia Turconi (MU) 6-3, 6-0
6: Danielle Burich (UI) def. Lesley Foe (MU) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,3,6)