New Brunswick, New Jersey — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team defeated Rutgers, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Rutgers Tennis Complex.
Iowa (5-14, 1-7) captured doubles wins on court two and three to secure the doubles point after Rutgers captured the first doubles match at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Marisa Schmidt and sophomore Vipasha Mehra defeated Lopez/Zahare on court two, 6-3. Freshman Barbora Pokorna and senior Michelle Bacalla topped Cardenas/Kaplan, 6-2, giving the Hawkeyes the early lead.
In singles action, the Hawkeyes recorded three straight wins over Rutgers (5-13, 0-7). Schmidt extended Iowa’s advantage to 2-0 with a win over Tess Fisher, 6-2, 6-2.
Pokorna won in straight sets on court three defeating over Minchae Kim, 6-1, 6-4. She has been victorious in five of her last six decisions.
Senior Samantha Mannix closed out the match with a victory at No. 2 shutting down Jackeline Lopez, 6-2, 6-3.
Rutgers scored its lone point with a default win on court six.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH SASHA SCHMID
“I am happy for the team. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to get four points and string them together in a quality match. I’m really happy that they had a chance to work together as a team, and we are hoping to be able to create some momentum for another road match at Michigan State later this week.”
Iowa will play its third straight road match on Thursday traveling to East Lansing, Michigan, to face Michigan State at 4 p.m. (CT).
Iowa 4, Rutgers 1
1. Marisa Schmidt (UI) def. Tess Fisher (RU): 6-2, 6-2
2. Samantha Mannix (UI) def. Jackeline Lopez (RU): 6-2, 6-3
3. Barbora Pokorna (UI) def. Minchae Kim (RU): 6-1, 6-4
4. Kaplan, Sydney (RU) vs. Vipasha Mehra (UI): 5-7, 1-2, unfinished
5. Daira Cardenas (RU) vs. Samantha Gillas (UI): 4-6, 2-5, unfinished
6. Alisa Prinyarux (RU) def. Michelle Bacalla (UI): by default
1. Fisher/Kim (RU) def. Mannix/ Gillas (UI): 6-3
2. Schmidt/Mehra (UI) def. Lopez/Zahare (RU): 6-3
3. Pokorna/Bacalla (UI) def. Cardenas/Kaplan (RU): 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,3,2)