Hawkeyes Crown 2 Champions at NIU Huskie Invitational

DEKALB, Ill. — University of Iowa women’s tennis student-athletes Marisa Schmidt and Daianne Hayashida won their respective singles matches on Monday to win their draw on the final day of the NIU Huskie Winter Invitational at the Nelson Tennis Center at Chick Evans Field House.   


In Flight 1, Schmidt beat Doroteja Joksovic of Marshall (2-6, 6-4, 10-7). In Flight 2, Hayashida posted a straight set win over DePaul’s Eleanor Nobbs (6-4, 6-2).


Anya Lamoreaux and Sam Mannix also registered singles wins on Monday. In Flight 2, Samantha Mannix defeated DePaul’s Hannah Smith (6-2, 6-2). In Flight 3, Anya Lamoreaux bounced Valentina Martin of DePaul (6-2, 6-1).


Hear From Head Coach Sasha Schmid: 

“This was a great weekend for us. It’s invaluable this early in the season to play matches and there is no substitute for that. We were grateful for three days of doubles and singles. We learned a lot. We have a lot to work on, but that’s always the case in the beginning of the season. We’re excited to keep learning and improving and seeing progress week to week. Even over the course of these last few days I saw improvement. We’re excited that from here on out, we play as a team and that it’s a team score only.”


The Hawkeyes will begin team competition later this week at Charlotte on Friday in North Carolina.