NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Downs Iowa 4-2, Closing Out ITA Kickoff Weekend

Women’s Tennis Downs Iowa 4-2, Closing Out ITA Kickoff Weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Alabama women’s tennis team defeated Iowa, 4-2, on day two of the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, improving to 3-1 on the season.

Alabama (3-1) swept the doubles point against Iowa. The Crimson Tide’s No. 41-ranked duo Anne Marie Hiser and Loudmilla Bencheikh defeated Vipasha Mehra and Nikita Vishwase, 6-4. UA secured the doubles point after Margaux Maquet and Ola Pitak downed Pia Kranholdt and Barbora Pokorna, 6-1.

After dropping the first two singles games, the Crimson Tide won the final three matches to claim the 4-2 win over Iowa. Petra Sedlackova defeated Iowa’s No. 51-ranked Chelsea Bluestein (6-3, 4-6, 6-3), while Anne Marie Hiser downed Nikita Vishwase in convincing fashion (6-0, 6-1). Margaux Maquet then clinched the victory for the Tide with a hard-fought three set win, defeating Marisa Schmidt (6-1, 6-7, 6-4).

Head Coach Jonatan Berhane‘s Comments

“We are leaving this weekend with a positive note. We are playing well in some positions in our lineup, and we are seeing encouraging signs of competitive character. However, in order for us to be successful as a team, we need all players to show up together and compete. We will get back on the court and keep getting better and prepare our team for our next match versus Tulane.”



Order of Finish (3,1)


Order of Finish (1,4,2,5,3)

Up Next

  • Alabama will travel to New Orleans, LA. on Feb. 3, taking on Tulane from the City Park Tennis Center with match-play scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT

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