Hawkeyes Dominate Day 2 at ITA Midwest Regionals

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four University of Iowa student-athletes showed out on the second day of ITA Midwest Regionals on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

In doubles play, Daianne Hayashida and Jessica Matthews started the day off in doubles competition with a sweep against Hamanaga/Vimuktananda of Central Arkansas, 8-0, to send them to Round of 32. Pia Kranholdt and Barbora Pokorna kept the victories rolling with a tiebreaker win against Tulsa’s Hutchings/Berlanga, 8-7 (7-3) also putting them into Round of 32. Hayashida and Matthews pushed their way through to the Round of 16 after defeating Parkins/Stephani of Drake, 8-3. Kranholdt and Pokorna finished their day falling to Nebraska’s Pietrowicz/Loy, 8-4, finishing their doubles play.

In singles play, Kranholdt started it off with a win against Arkansas’s Kacie Harvey in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Hayashida followed with another straight-set win against Manami Ukita from Kansas State, 7-5, 6-2. Pokorna continued the victories against Southern Illinois’s Jordan Schifano, 6-3, 7-6. Kranholdt fell in her second match against Kristina Novak of Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-1.

Pokorna and Hayashida will advance to Round of 32 for singles, while Matthews and Hayashida will advance in doubles to Round of 16. The Hawkeyes will continue the action tomorrow morning.

“I’m proud of our fight throughout a long day of competitive matches. It was good for us to battle through many tough moments today. I’m happy for Dai and Jess to advance in doubles and Dai and Poko to move forward in singles. Looking forward to another great day tomorrow.”

Day One Results
Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Tuana Tinaztepe (UM): 7-5, 6-1
Nore Heinitz (UND) def. Jessica Matthews (UI): 6-3, 4-6, 10-4

Day Two Results
Doubles competition:
Daianne Hayashida/Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Sumomo Hamnaga/Vichitraporn Vimuktananda
(UCA): 8-0
Barbora Pokorna/Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Lily Hutchings/Maria Berlanga (UT): 8-7 (7-3)
Daianne Hayashida/Jessica Matthews (UI) def. Oriana Parkins Godwin/Ines Stehpani (DU): 8-3
Maja Pietrowicz/Lucy Loy (UN) def. Barbora Pokorna/Pia Kranholdt (UI): 8-4

Singles competition:
Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Kacie Harvey (UA): 6-2, 7-5
Daianne Hayashia (UI) def. Manami Ukita (KS): 7-5, 6-2
Barbora Pokorna (UI) def. Jordan Schifano (SIUE): 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Kristina Novak (OSU) def. Pia Kranholdt (UI): 6-1, 6-1