Women's Tennis
UNI Evens Season Mark With Sweep of UMKC Kangaroos
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Sunday 02/14/2014
WATERLOO, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa women's tennis team evened its season mark at 4-4 with a convincing 7-0 sweep of the UMKC Kangaroos on Friday afternoon at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

"I'm a very proud of how our squad performed today," head coach Daniel Finn said. "Our ladies came out and really brought it from the start. The energy was awesome in doubles and it carried over into singles. To be honest, we really didn't play our best across the board but the ladies really wanted it and played through it to get the job done. We beat a very good team today, 7-0. UMKC has a quality program and to beat them the way we did you have to feel good about it. Now we will get some rest and get ready for another quality match tomorrow against Nebraska-Omaha."

UNI's Jieke Stroobant pulled out a three-set victory at No. 1 singles after dropping the first set to the Kangaroos' Dimitra Stavrianakou. Stroobant scored a 7-5 win in the third set for the win.

The Panthers's Erica Medlin used a strong effort at No. 2 singles to score a straight-set 6-2, 6-1 victory over UMKC's Raquel Argenal.

UNI's Elvira Lopez wasted little time in dispating UMKC's Amelie Amsallem at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0. It was Lopez's second consecutive 6-0, 6-0 victory.

At No. 4 singles, UNI's Astrid Santos knocked off UMKC's Maddie Schulte in a three-setter, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

Senior Krissy Lankelma notched a 6-2, 6-2 win over UMKC's Mariam Kurasbediani at No. 5 singles.

UNI's Sydney Wolfe closed out singles play with another thrilling three-set triumph over UMKC's Gaby Pintos. Wolfe won 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-6) with the final set being played to a 10-point super tiebreaker.

UNI will be in action on Saturday at 3 p.m. when the Panthers play host to the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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