ISU falls to Nebraska in regular season finale

Clint Cole

The ISU tennis team was looking for one more win before the Big 12 Championships on Saturday but left Lincoln, Neb., disappointed after a 7-0 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The Cyclones (10-15, 1-10 Big 12) finished the regular season in 11th place in the Big 12 with the Cornhuskers (19-6, 7-4 Big 12) finishing in 4th.

The Cornhuskers defeated the Cyclones in all six singles matches. Senior Erin Karonis lost 6-0 and 6-2 to Madeleine Geibert at the No. 1 singles spot. Junior Maria Macedo lost to Patricia Veresova 6-0 and 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. At the No. 3 spot, junior Tessa Lang lost to Stefanie Weinstein 6-4 and 6-1.

Sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo was defeated by Janine Weinreich 6-3 and 6-4 at the No. 4 spot. Marie-Christine Chartier lost 7-5 and 6-4 to Jennifer Holmberg at the No. 5 spot, and senior Liza Wischer was defeated by Maike Zeppernick 6-2 in both sets at the No. 6 spot.

Things didn’t get any easier for the Cyclones after that. The Huskers won two of three doubles matches to take the doubles point.

Lang and Macedo lost to Veresova and Weinreich 8-4 at the No. 1 doubles spot, and sophomore Jenna Langhorst and Wischer lost to Holmberg and Zeppernick 8-0 at the No. 3 spot. Karonis and Cacciuttolo notched the Cyclones’ only victory of the day. The defeated Geibert and Abby Buxton 8-3 at the No. 2 spot.

The Cyclones are taking off for Waco, Texas on Tuesday in preparation for the Big 12 Championships beginning Thursday morning.