Huskers fall to North Carolina at NCAA Tourney
Urbana, Ill. - The most successful season in school history came to an end late Friday night, as the No. 16 Nebraska women's tennis team fell to second-ranked North Carolina, 4-1, at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships in Urbana, Ill.
The Huskers, who were the No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, fell to 24-6 on the season, as they reached the round of 16 for the first time in school history.
After dropping matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to lose the doubles point, the Huskers quickly tied the match at one apiece at No. 3 singles, where Stefanie Weinstein upset No. 39 Whitney Kay in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-1 victory. Unfortunately for the Huskers, that would be Nebraska's only point of the match, as the Tar Heels (28-3) showed their depth, posting straight-set wins at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to cap a 4-1 win.
North Carolina will take on the winner of the Michigan/UCLA match, which was suspended late Friday evening.
#2 North Carolina 4, #15 Nebraska 1
Women's Round of 16 // May 17 // 8:05 p.m. CT
#58 Price/Kay (UNC) vs. #3 Weatherholt/Veresova (NEB) 7-6 Unfinished
McHale/Dai (UNC) def. Weinstein/Weinreich (NEB) 8-2 Order of finish: 1
Suarez-Malaguti/Lyons (UNC) def. Lehmicke/Zgierska (NEB) 8-3 Order of finish: 2
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) vs. #7 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) 3-6, 6-1, 3-2 Unfinished
#49 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) vs. Patricia Veresova (NEB) 1-6, 6-1, 1-1 Unfinished
Stefanie Weinstein (NEB) def. #39 Whitney Kay (UNC) 6-4, 6-1 Order of finish: 1
#46 Caroline Price (UNC) def. Janine Weinreich (NEB) 7-6 (2), 6-2 Order of finish: 3
Lauren McHale (UNC) def. Maggy Lehmicke (NEB) 6-0, 7-6 (0) Order of finish: 2
Kate Vialle (UNC) def. Izabella Zgierska (NEB) 6-1, 6-3 Order of finish: 4
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