Hawkeyes Fall to Notre Dame

South Bend, Ind. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team dropped its road match at Notre Dame, falling 6-1 at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.

The Fighting Irish claimed the doubles point, winning on courts one and two. Sophomore Daianne Hayashida and junior Marisa Schmidt fell 6-4 to Julia Andreach and Yashna Yellayi at the two line.

In singles, Iowa secured a point with a victory at the No. 3 line. Schmidt posted a 6-3, 6-2 straight set win over Yellayi.

Notre Dame earned points with wins at No. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.

“I am going to give a lot of credit to Notre Dame. They played well and it was a good test for us to play against a very competitive team, which is important for us to have early in the season. We learned a lot and got a lot of very good information that is going to help us be able to move forward and have good practice this week to get ready for the nationals indoors next weekend.”

The Hawkeyes will continue on the road on Jan. 27-28, traveling Raleigh, North Carolina, for the ITA Kickoff event. Iowa will face Clemson in its first match of the weekend before squaring off against either NC State or Alabama.

Notre Dame 6, Iowa 1

No. 1 – Page Freeman (ND) def. Daianne Hayashida (UI): 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Julia Andreach (ND) def. Chelsea Bluestein (UI): 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 – Marisa Schmidt (UI) def. Yashna Yellayi (ND): 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 – Bojana Pozder (ND) def. Vipasha Mehra (UI): 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 – Akari Matsuno (ND) def. Nikita Vishwase (UI): 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Nibi Ghosh (ND) def. Pia Kranholdt (UI): 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 – Freeman/Beckman (ND) def. Vishwase/Mehra (UI): 6-1
No. 2 – Andreach/Yellayi (ND) def. Hayashida/Schmidt (UI): 6-4
No. 3 – Kranholdt/Pokorna (UI) vs. Ghosh/Pozder (ND): 5-2, unfinished

Order of Finish: Singles (5,4,6,2,3,1), Doubles (1,2)