SAN DIEGO, California — University of Iowa women’s tennis student-athletes wrapped up day two at the Intercollegiate Championships winning four doubles and one singles match on Friday at the Hogan Tennis Center.
Competing in their first doubles match, Vipasha Mehra and Daianne Hayashida took down Suarez/Maffei of Kansas State, 6-3. The two Hawkeyes carried the momentum into the quarterfinals, defeating Wolfberg/Rojas of Oklahoma State, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals.
Samantha Mannix and Marisa Schmidt were also victorious in their first round doubles match. The pair faced the Lee sisters of USC, winning 6-2 to move on to the quarterfinals. Mannix/Schmidt won again, this time bouncing Evans/De Las Heras of San Diego, 6-4.
In singles action, Hayashida fell in a hard-fought three-set match against Kailey Evans of San Diego, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Mannix recorded her first singles win of the season, beating Matilde Morais, the No. 187 junior player in the world, of North Texas, 6-0, 7-5. Mehra lost in the Round of 16 to Isabelle Lee of USC, 6-4, 6-2. Schmidt fell to Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer of UCLA, 6-2, 6-2, who was ranked No. 2 in the state of California last year.
The four Hawkeyes will continue doubles competition on Saturday in the semifinals and all will compete in another round of singles.