Huskers Win Second Straight Conference Match


Bloomington, Ind. – The Nebraska women’s tennis team (10-6, 3-1 Big Ten) defeated the Indiana Hoosiers (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten) 4-3 Sunday morning at the Indiana University Tennis Center. 

The Huskers started off strong in doubles competition. In the No. 3 spot, Ellie Kuckelman and Samantha Alicea swept their match, 6-0. Battling for the win against the Hoosiers on court one was Kristina Novak and Maja Makoric, 7-5. In the No. 2 spot, Chloe Kuckelman and Isabel Adrover Gallego fell short, 2-6. 

 

To start singles play, Sandberg began strong in the No. 6 spot, sweeping Hernandez, 6-1, 6-1. Makoric followed suit in the No. 3 spot with a 6-3, 6-4 win. At the No. 2 spot, Adrover Gallego gained a win in a two-set match with the Hoosiers’ Masic, 7-6,6-2. Alicea competed in the No. 5 spot against Indiana’s Seira falling short 3-6, 2-6. Chloe Kuckelman fought hard in a three-set battle, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7. Novak had a hard-fought three-set match dropping it to Schneider, 6-2, 2-6, 2-6. 

Up next, the Huskers will return home to play Northwestern on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. CT.

 

#51 Nebraska 4, Indiana 1

Singles competition

1. Lara Schneider (IND) def. Kristina Novak (NEB) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

2. Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) def. Laura Masic (IND) 7-6, 6-2

3. #110 Maja Makoric (NEB) def. A. Staiculescu (IND) 6-3, 6-4

4. Mila Mejic (IND) def. Chloe Kuckelman (NEB) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

5. Rose Hu (IND) def. Samantha Alicea (NEB) 6-3, 6-4

6. Vivien Sandberg (NEB) def. Sayda Hernandez (IND) 6-1, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

1. Maja Makoric/Kristina Novak (NEB) def. Laura Masic/Lara Schneider (IND) 7-5

2. A. Staiculescu/Mila Mejic (IND) def. Chloe Kuckelman/Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) 6-2

3. Ellie Kuckelman/Samantha Alicea (NEB) def. Lexi Kubas/Rose Hu (IND) 6-0

 

Match Notes:

Nebraska 10-6; National ranking #51

Indiana 8-9

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