IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team fell to Colorado on Sunday morning at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 4-3.
Colorado took the doubles point by winning at the one and the two positions. Sara Nayar and Monica Malinen defeated Michelle Bacalla and Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell 6-4. Ky Ecton and Sophia Derivan beat Danielle Bauers and Ashleigh Jacobs 6-2.
Colorado and Iowa split six singles matches. Colorado got points from the two, three, and six positions. Antonia Balzert beat Samantha Mannix 6-2, 7-6. Derivan defeated Jacobs 6-3, 6-2. Megan Forster defeated Danielle Burich 6-1, 6-7, 6-1. Van Heuevelen Treadwell beat Malinen 6-2, 6-2 to improve to a team leading 5-1 in singles. Bacalla defeated Nayar 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Bauers defeated Maria Campos 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Quoting Head Coach Sasha Schmid
“No doubt we are really disappointed. We have been on the short side of four non-conference 4-3 losses. In all of those we have lost the doubles point, so it really is so key that we start to focus on trying to turn around some doubles. Obviously, I always think there are some chances in singles to make it turn, but boy getting the doubles point would really change some things for us.”
The Hawkeyes face DePaul on Feb. 21 and Kansas State on Feb. 23 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Colorado 4, Iowa 3
Feb. 16, 2020 | 10 a.m. | Iowa City, Iowa | Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
1: Elise Van Heuvelen (UI) def. Monica Malinen (CU): 6-2, 6-2
2. Balzert, Antonia Balzert (CU) def. Samantha Mannix (UI): 6-2, 7-6
3. Sophia Derivan(CU) def. Ashleigh Jacobs (UI): 6-3, 6-2
4. Michelle Bacalla (UI) def. Nayar, Sara (CU): 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
5. Danielle Bauers (UI) def. Campos, Maria (CU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
6. Forster, Megan (CU) def. Danielle Burich (UI) 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
1: #31 Nayar/Malinen (CU) def. Bacalla/van Heuvelen Treadwell (UI): 6-4
2: Ecton/ Derivan (CU) def. Bauers/Jacobs (UI): 6-2
3: Burich/Mannix (UI) vs. Balzert/Fallow (CU): 6-5
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,1,5,2,6,4)