Hawkeyes Take Out No. 75 Nebraska in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Iowa women’s tennis team posted its first ranked victory of the season, downing No. 75 Nebraska, 4-2, on Sunday at the Dillon Tennis Center.

After dropping the doubles point, the Hawkeyes stormed back to notch their seventh victory of the season with singles wins on courts two through five.

Senior Vipasha Mehra set the standard, capturing the first win on court five, defeating Ana Zamurek in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Junior Marisa Schmidt kept the ball rolling at No. 2, earning the straight set victory against over Anfisa Danilchenko, 6-2, 6-1.

Junior Barbora Pokorna put the Hawkeyes up 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Isa Adrover Gallego, 6-2, 6-1, before sophomore Pia Kranholdt clinched the win in a marathon match, downing Maja Pietrowicz, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6, 7-6 (7-4).

The Huskers captured a win in singles competition in the No. 6 spot.

“It was another great hard fought road win for the team, I am proud of them. They fought back hard after dropping the doubles point and came back to get four points in singles. I told them anytime we go on the road for conference and get a win, they have to feel good about that. We have some time off now where we can catch our breath, get healthy, and get back at practice to get ready to host Illinois and Northwestern at the HTRC. We were also happy to get off the court and hear that women’s basketball also beat Nebraska today.”

The Hawkeyes return home to host Illinois on March 22 and Northwestern on March 24 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. First serve will be at 5 p.m. (CT).

Iowa 4, #75 Nebraska 2

No. 1 – Daianne Hayashida (UI) vs. Raphaelle Lacasse (N): 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 3-4, unfinished
No. 2 – Marisa Schmidt (UI) def. Anfisa Danilchenko (N): 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 – Barbora Pokorna (UI) def. Isa A. Gallego (N): 7-5, 6-1
No. 4 – Pia Kranholdt (UI) def. Maja Pietrowicz (N): 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
No. 5 – Vipasha Mehra (UI) def. Ana Zamburek (N): 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 – Maria Taranova (N) def. Jessica Matthews (UI): 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

No. 1 – Lacasse/Pietrowicz (N) def. Mehra/Matthews (UI): 6-1
No. 2 – Danilchenko/Zamburek (N) def. Pokorna/Kranholdt (UI): 6-2
No. 3 – Hayashida/Schmidt (UI) vs. Adrover/Loy (N): 4-3, Unfinished

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