No. 53 Oregon Outlasts No. 60 Iowa, 4-3

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The nationally-ranked University of Iowa women’s tennis team fell to No. 53 Oregon on Friday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreational Complex. The loss snapped UI’s four match winning streak.

In doubles, the Hawkeyes were swept by the Ducks, 6-1 on courts one and two. The match on court three, went unfinished where Oregon’s Aparisi and Young was leading, 5-1.

In singles competition, Oregon came out to capture the first match on court four. Iowa responded topping Oregon on courts one, two, and six. Dianne Hayashida and Marisa Schmidt captured straight set victories while, Vipasha Mehra battled all the way back in a tiebreaker to put the Hawkeyes in contention to win the match.

On court five, Pia Kranholdt dropped her match in heartbreaking fashion. Oregon’s Karin Young held serve to clinch the dual for the Ducks, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

“It was a really hard-fought match today, and it’s always difficult on a clincher. I feel for our team because they battled hard, but we’ve definitely gotten better. We will be in these positions in the future, and hopefully we can just continue to learn from these difficult losses like this and that it will propel us to have some great ones.”

The Hawkeyes will travel to Bloomington, Indiana, to take on the Hoosiers on March 2 at 10 a.m. (CT). Next Saturday’s match will take place at the Indiana University Tennis Center.

#53 Oregon 4, #60 Iowa 3

No. 1 – #110 Daianne Hayashida (UI) def. Sophie Luescher (ORE) 6-2, 7-6 (8)
No. 2 – Marisa Schmidt (UI) def. Nine Geissler (ORE) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 – Jo-Yee Chan (ORE) def. Barbora Pokorna (UI) 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-0
No. 4 – Uxia Martinez (ORE) def. Chelsea Bluestien (UI) 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 – Karin Young (ORE) def. Pia Kranholdt (ORE) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 6 – Vipasha Mehra (UI) def. Candela Aparisi (ORE) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

No. 1 – Jagare/Martinez (ORE) def. Mehra/Matthews (UI) 6-1
No. 2 – Chan/Luescher (ORE) def. Pokorna/Kranholdt (UI) 6-1
No. 3 – Aparisi/Young (ORE) vs. Schmidt/Hayashida (UI) 5-1, UF

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