NCAA Womens Tennis

NU Defeats Western Michigan in Season Opener

NU Defeats Western Michigan in Season Opener

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska women’s tennis team (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) opened its season with a 4-1 win against Western Michigan (1-1, 0-0 Mid-American) at the Dillon Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.
The Huskers faced the Broncos in three doubles matches and six singles matches. Action started with doubles play as the No. 1 team of Raphaëlle Lacasse and Ana Carmen Zamburek lost their opening match against Western Michigan’s Lindsey Zieglar and Valeriya Monko 6-0. In the No. 3 spot, the duo of Lucy Loy and Isabel Adrover Gallego were down 5-2 before coming back and defeating Kaitlyn Rogosch and Maya Perkucin 7-6 (1). To finish doubles play, Samantha Alicea and Anfisa Danilchenko played in the No. 2 spot against Karin Hamilton and Audrey Smitek and fell 7-5. The doubles point was awarded to Western Michigan.
In singles play, Carmen Zamburek, making her Husker singles debut, defeated Zieglar 6-2, 6-1 on Court 3, giving NU its first overall match point. On Court 5, Loy defeated Smitek 7-5, 6-3, picking up a second match point for the Huskers. Alicea bested Perkucin on Court 4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. On Court 6, Sandberg clinched the win for the Huskers, defeating Souligny, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. 
The teams decided to conclude the match with Danilchenko and Adrover Gallego both leading on Courts 1 and 2. 
Up next, the Huskers will host Utah State on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Dillon Tennis Center.

Singles competition

1. Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) vs. Lindsey Zieglar (WMU) 7-6 (8-6), 5-4, unfinished

2. Isabel Adrover Gallego (NEB) vs. Karin Hamilton (WMU) 3-6, 6-2, 4-1, unfinished

3. Ana Carmen Zamburek (NEB) def. Valeriya Monko (WMU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Samantha Alicea (NEB) def. Maya Perkucin (WMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

5. Lucy Loy (NEB) def. Audrey Smitek (WMU) 7-5, 6-3

6. Vivien Sandberg (NEB) def. Ariane Souligny (WMU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Lindsey Zieglar/Valeriya Monko (WMU) def. Raphaëlle Lacasse/Ana Carmen Zamburek (NEB) 6-0

2. Karin Hamilton/Audrey Smitek (WMU) def. Samantha Alicea/Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) 7-5

3. Lucy Loy/Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) def. Kaitlyn Rogosch/Maya Perkucin (WMU) 7-6 (7-1)

Match Notes:

Western Michigan 1-1

Nebraska 1-0

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,5,4,6) A-125


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