Hawkeyes Earn 2 Doubles Wins Against FAU

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team took the doubles point over Florida Atlantic on Friday afternoon at the Florida Gulf Coast Tennis Complex. The match wasn’t completed due to rain in the Sunshine State.

The Hawkeyes came out on top of doubles competition, recording wins on courts one and three. Nikita Vishwase and Vipasha Mehra defeated pair Panna Bartha and Carla Galmiche on court one, 6-4, and Barbora Pokorna and Pia Kranholdt secured the point on court three with a 6-3 win over Lexi Silna and Amber McGinnis.

Daianne Hayashida and Marisa Schmit fell short at No. 2 doubles, falling 6-4 against Victoria Gomez O’Hayon and Millie-Mae Matthews.

Singles play went unfinished due to weather conditions, making the courts unplayable.

“I was proud of the team in the doubles. We had two rain delays and still continued to stay focused and work through some things. There’s always nerves in the first doubles of the year and to get back on the court was a good experience for us. I was proud of them to pull through and get the doubles point. We’re going to regroup and get ready to play Florida Gulf Coast tomorrow morning.”

Iowa will continue the action tomorrow morning, playing a road dual against Florida Gulf Coast. The first matches will start at 9 a.m. (CT), and can be followed live on ioncourt.com.


1. Vishwase/Mehra (UI) def. Bartha/Galmiche (FAU): 6-4
2. Gomez O’Hayon/Matthews (FAU) def. Hayashida/Schmidt (UI): 6-4
3. Pokorna/Kranholdt (UI) def. Silna/McGinnis (FAU): 6-3

Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3)