NCAA Womens Tennis

Huskers Fall Just Short Against Shockers

Lincoln, Neb. – The No. 49 Nebraska women’s tennis team (10-2, 0-0 Big Ten) fell to the Wichita State Shockers 3-4 (7-5, 0-0 American Athletic) on Friday evening at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center. 

Competition against the Shockers started with doubles play. The undefeated team of Samantha Alicea and Raphaëlle Lacasse picked up a win against Wichita State’s Jessica Anzo and Kristina Kudryavtseva, 6-0 on Court 1. On the season, Alicea and Lacasse are undefeated in doubles play with a 6-0 record. In the No. 3 position, the duo of Lucy Loy and Ana Carmen Zamburek dropped the match against Theodora Chantava and Harriet Hamilton, 6-2. In the deciding match on Court 2, Anfisa Danilchenko and Isabel Adrover Gallego fell to Lingwei Kong and Natsumi Kurahashi 6-4, and Nebraska gave up the overall doubles point. 

The competition continued with singles play. In the No. 2 position, Carmen Zamburek was defeated by Kurahashi, 6-3, 6-0. On Court 4, Danilchenko picked up a point for the Huskers against Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-2. On Court 1, Adrover Gallego lost a hard fought battle against Kong 7-5, 6-2, putting the Shockers within a point of victory. On Court 5, Lacasse bested Chantava in three sets 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. In the No. 6 position, Roa battled against Hamilton but was defeated 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, and WSU claimed the overall victory. The teams decided to play out the match on Court 3, and Alicea closed out the night with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) victory over Anzo. 

Up next, the Huskers stay at home to host their first Big Ten Conference match of the season against the Michigan Wolverines on March 17th at 11 a.m. CT.

Wichita State 4, Nebraska 3

Singles competition

1. Lingwei Kong (WSU) def. Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) 7-5, 6-2

2. Natsumi Kurahashi (WSU) def. Ana C. Zamburek (NEB) 6-3, 6-0

3. Samantha Alicea (NEB) def. Jessica Anzo (WSU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5)

4. Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) def. K. Kudryavtseva (WSU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Raphae¨lle Lacasse (NEB) def. Theodora Chantava (WSU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

6. Harriet Hamilton (WSU) def. Jillian Roa (NEB) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Samantha Alicea/Raphae¨lle Lacasse (NEB) def. Jessica Anzo/K. Kudryavtseva (WSU) 6-0

2. Lingwei Kong/Natsumi Kurahashi (WSU) def. Anfisa Danilchenko/Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) 6-4

3. Theodora Chantava/Harriet Hamilton (WSU) def. Lucy Loy/Ana C….

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