Hawkeyes Fall to K-State

DENVER, Colo. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team dropped a neutral site dual against Kansas State, 4-1, Saturday afternoon at the Denver Tennis Park.

The Hawkeyes started it off by securing the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and 3. Freshman Jessica Matthews and senior Vipasha Mehra captured a 6-4 win over Maralgoo Chogsomjav and Manami Ukita at the two line before junior Barbora Pokorna and sophomore Pia Kranholdt notched a 6-2 win on court three over Jillian Harkin and Charlotte Keitel to clinch the point.

Freshman Chelsea Bluestein and sophomore Daianne Hayashida at the No. 1 line against Veronika Kulhava and Tereza Polakova, 4-3, but the match went unfinished due to Iowa securing the point.

In singles, the Wildcats posted wins at No. 1, 2, 3 and four to win the dual.

Hayashida and Mehra both took their matches to a third set before falling to their opponents. Pokorna and Kranholdt went unfinished in their matches, but both secured a set on the day.

“Congrats to K-State for a hard-fought match today, we were pleased to have gotten the doubles point, and then we felt like we had played from behind in singles competition. There was a moment where I thought we could maybe dig back into the match, but it ended up being too difficult. I think it is tough to drop the K-State match today, but now we have to reset and get ready for our match against Denver tomorrow.”

The Hawkeyes will continue action in Colorado tomorrow, facing host Denver at 11 a.m. (CT).

Kansas State 4, Iowa 1

No. 1 — Vanesa Suarez (KS) def. #109 Daianne Hayashida (UI): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 – Veronika Kulhava (KS) def. Chelsea Bluestein (UI): 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 – Charlotte Keitel (KS) def. Marisa Schmidt (UI): 6-1, 7-6(1)
No. 4 – Tereza Polakova (KS) def. Vipasha Mehra (UI): 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
No. 5 – Barbora Pokorna (UI) vs Maralgoo Chogsomjav (KS): 2-6, 7-6(6), 3-2 unfinished
No. 6 – Pia Kranholdt (UI) vs Maria Santos (KS): 3-6, 7-5, 1-4 unfinished

No. 1 – Bluestein/Hayashida (UI) vs. Kulhava/Polakova (KS): 4-3, unfinished
No. 2 – Matthews/Mehra (UI) def. Chogsomjav/Ukita (KS): 6-4
No. 3 – Pokorna/Kranholdt (UI) def. Harkin/Keitel (KS): 6-2

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