WATERLOO, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa women's tennis team kept its perfect home record intact with a 7-0 win over Western Illinois University on Sunday at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
UNI won its third straight home dual of the season in convincing fashion by giving up one game in doubles and only eight games in the singles' portion of play.
"The ladies did a great job of staying focused throughout the day," UNI head coach Daniel Finn said. "They went out and took care of business. Their level of focus showed in some of the scores."
UNI (3-4 overall) will be in action again at home next Friday and Saturday. UNI will play host to UMKC on Friday at 2 p.m., followed up with a dual against Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday at 3 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
UNI WOMEN'S TENNIS NOTES
UP THE CHARTS
UNI senior Krissy Lankelma captured a pair of doubles wins this past week in triumphs over North Dakota and Western Illinois. Lankelma improved her career doubles record to 74-41 as a UNI Panther. Her 74 doubles victories ranks as the 7th-best career total in UNI's history. Phoebe Walker (2008-13) and Maria McDonald.
Lankelma also posted two singles victories to up her career win total to 65. Lankelma is tied for No. 11 all-time in singles victories at UNI and would move into a tie for No. 10 with her next victory.
PERFECT AT HOME
UNI has posted a perfect 3-0 mark in his three home duals this season. UNI will look to keep its pristine home record intact this weekend when the Panthers play host to UMKC on Friday at 2 p.m. and against Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday at 3 p.m. UNI's last 5-0 start at home came in the 2008-09 season when the Panthers won their first eight home matches at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
NEARLY FLAWLESS VS. WIU
The UNI Panthers put on a nearly flawless display of women's tennis on Sunday at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. UNI won the three doubles matches by only dropping one total game against WIU. The Panthers then won all six singles matches but dropped only eight games in doing so. In fact, UNI's Astrid Santos and Elvira Lopez won their singles and doubles matches without dropping a single game.