Hawkeyes Down DePaul, 6-1

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated DePaul on Friday evening at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, 6-1. 
The Hawkeyes started strong taking the doubles point. Michelle Bacalla and Ashleigh Jacobs def. Lenka Antonijevic and Yulia Kizelbesheva, 6-2. Danielle Bauers and Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell def. Aspasia Avgeri and Alina Kuzmenkova, 6-3.

The Hawkeyes’ momentum continued into singles where they won five of six matches in straight sets. Jacobs starting things off defeating Antonijevic, 6-3, 6-3. Danielle Burich beat Hristina Djokic, 6-3, 6-4. The Hawkeyes clinched the match when van Heuvelen Treadwell defeated Kuzmenkova, 6-4, 6-4.

“We’re really happy with the result. It’s only our second match at home, and to get the win and get the winning song at the end is always a good feeling,” said van Heuvelen Treadwell. “We managed to get a lot of points on the board, so I was super happy.”  

The action continued with Bauers beating Maria Jovicic, 6-4, 6-2 and Samantha Mannix downing Aspasia Avgeri 7-6, 6-4. The Blue Demons point came when Kizelbasheva defeated Bacalla, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8.

Quoting Head Coach Sasha Schmid
“I think it was good for us to get the doubles point  We switched up the doubles teams today. We have been really working on that. I think it is so incredibly important in any match, and I think it set the tone today. So, I was happy to see the new combinations do well. After you get the doubles point, we can’t lose momentum in singles and I thought we were able to do that.”

The Hawkeyes face Kansas State on Sunday, Feb. 23 at noon (CT).
Iowa 6, DePaul 1
Feb. 21, 2020 | 5 p.m. | Iowa City, Iowa| Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
1: Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell (UI) def. Alina Kuzmenkova (DU): 6-4, 6-4
2: Samantha Mannix (UI) def. Aspasia Avgeri (DU): 7-6, 6-4
3: Yulia Kizelbasheva (DU) def. Michelle Bacalla (UI): 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
4: Ashleigh Jacobs (UI) def. Lenka Antonijevic (DU): 6-3, 6-3
5: Danielle Bauers (UI) def. Maria Jovicic (DU): 6-4, 6-2
6: Danielle Burich (UI) vs. Hristina Djokic (DU): 6-3, 6-4

1: Bacalla/Jacobs (UI) def. Antonijevic/Kizelbasheva (DU): 6-2
2: Bauers/van Heuvelen Treadwell (UI) def. Avgeri/Kuzmenkova (DU): 6-3
3: Burich/Mannix (UI) vs. Djokic/Jovicic (DU): 3-4, Unfinished

Match Notes:
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4, 6, 1, 5, 2, 3)
Iowa: 3-5
DePaul: 4-5

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