DES MOINES, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa women's tennis team lost a close match up with Drake University this afternoon in Des Moines. The Bulldogs defeated the Panthers 4-3.
In doubles, Cassandra Dix and Krissy Lankelma fell to Gabriela Demos and Manca Krizman of Drake 8-4 in the No. 1 match. Jessica Kunzelmann and Nina Pfahler won their No. 2 match against Jessica Aguilera and Klavdija Rebol of Drake 9-8 (5). In the No. 3 match, Chelsea Moore and Stefannia Sampaio defeated Amanda Aragon and Nell Boyd of Drake 8-3.
In singles, Pfahler fell to Krizman of Drake 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 1 match. Drake's Rebol got the best of Dix in the No. 2 match defeating her 6-4, 6-2. Kunzelmann defeated Demos of Drake 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 3 match. With this win, Kunzelmann is now the solo leader on the all-time career singles win list with 87 wins. In the No. 4 match, Moore won a close match up against Boyd of Drake 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Lankelma fell to Aguilera of Drake 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 5 match. Sampaio was defeated by Patterson of Drake 6-1, 6-4, in the No. 6 match.
The Panthers will return to the court on the April 7 when they take on Bradley University at 1:00 p.m. at home.
1) Manca Krizman (DU) def. Nina Pfahler (UNI), 6-0, 6-2
2) Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Cassandra Dix (UNI), 6-4, 6-2
3) Jessica Kunzelmann (UNI) def. Gabriela Demos (DU), 6-3, 6-1
4) Chelsea Moore (UNI) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 0-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5)
5) Jessica Aguilera (DU) def. Krissy Lankelma (UNI), 6-3, 6-1
6) Ali Patterson (DU) def. Stefannia Sampaio (UNI), 6-1, 6-4
1) Demos/ Krizman (DU) Dix/Lankelma (UNI), 8-4
2) Kunzelmann/Pfahler (UNI) def. Aguilera/Rebol (DU), 9-8 (5)
3) Moore/Sampaio (UNI) def. Amanda Aragon/Boyd (DU), 8-3