WTEN: Huskers led by dominant singles play in 6-1 win over Eastern Michigan

Photo by Pat Radigan

Husker Katerina Matysova lost just one game in her two-set singles victory from the No. 4 spot of NU’s rotation.

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  • The match at No. 5 singles was stopped after a set after the EMU player retired and handed the walk-over win to Lozowski
  • The top-flight doubles match was stopped when NU won the doubles point
  • The third set in the No. 1 singles matchup was decided by a 10-point tiebreak due NU clinching the match after going up 4-0

Story by Pat Radigan

Husker run perfect start to 6-0 by dropping Eagles in Lincoln.

Nebraska’s upperclassmen led the way in singles play to help the Huskers see off Eastern Michigan 6-1 and stay unbeaten on the year.

Senior Mary Hanna and junior Katerina Matysova lost just six total games in four singles sets to lead NU’s dominance after taking the doubles point. Matysova’s 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles set the tone, before Nebraska lost just one actual set on its way to blasting past Eastern Michigan at the Dillon Tennis Center.

The Huskers won the doubles point by winning the first two matches to finish, saw Lozowski win in walk-over fashion after a dominant first set and then had Matysova and Hanna slam the door on the win as Nebraska built a 4-0 lead. Nebraska then went on to win the next two matches, both in second set tiebreakers, before the Eagles won their only point of the matchup thanks to a third-set tiebreaker at top-flight singles.

Match Results
Doubles
No. 1
Hanna/Del Cueto Castillo 5
Martinovska/Mayerova 4
No. 2
Shinde/Reifeis 6
Gogvadze/Ribero 2
No. 3
Andersson/Haakenstad 6
Veleva/Almoyna 4
Singles
No. 1
Shinde 6 4 7
Mayerova 4 6 10
No. 2
Reifeis 7 7
Gogvadze 5 6
No. 3
Del Cueto Castillo 6 7
Martinovska 1 6
No. 4
Matysova 6 6
Ribero 1 0
No. 5
Lozowski 6  
Veleva 2 Ret
No. 6
Hanna 6 6
Almoyna 2 3

Doubles play started in Nebraska’s favor, as all three Husker teams got within a game of winning their matches at the same time. And while it was the team of Vasanti Shinde and Claire Reifeis that went up a double break at No. 2 doubles, it was senior Lisa Andersson and freshman Hayley Haakenstad that landed the first punch of the dual for Nebraska.

From there, it didn’t take long for the upperclassmen to put NU in control, and then help Huskers put away the 6-0 record before Creighton comes to town this weekend.

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