STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The University of Iowa women’s tennis team competed in its last day of the ITA Central Regional Championships with a combined five consolation victories on Sunday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
The Hawkeyes recorded a pair of doubles wins. Samantha Mannix and Marisa Schmidt teamed up and bounced Ukita/Dekkers of Kansas State, 6-1. The winning momentum continued when Daianne Hayashida and Vipasha Mehra downed Kansas State’s Griszcyanska/Suarez, 6-4.
In singles, the Hawkeyes secured three wins. Hayashida edged Mariana Velasquez of Kansas, 6-4, 6-4. Mehra kept the wins rolling and defeated Minnesota’s Aiva Schmitz, 6-3, 6-4. Schmidt was victorious after a three-set battle against Kristina Novak of Oklahoma State, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.
Seniors Anya Lamoreax and Mannix both dropped their singles matches. Lamoreaux fell to Minnesota’s Vasiliki Karvouni, 6-0, 6-0. Kristina Novak of Oklahoma State beat Mannix in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.
“It was a great weekend for us to face some high-level opponents and get tested,” said head coach Sasha Schmid. “We showed a lot of resilience throughout the weekend and finished strong today. We learned a lot and grew, and I am really pleased with everyone’s progress so far. We will head back to practice for a couple of weeks and look forward to our final fall tournament in Las Vegas.”
The Hawkeyes will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the UNLV Invitational in town mid-November.