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Hawkeyes Complete Day One of Action at the Wildcat Duals
The University of Iowa women's tennis team squared off against the No. 15-ranked Northwestern Wildcats on Friday
Ruth Seaborne and the Hawkeyes look to bounce back on day two of the Wildcat Winter Duals on Saturday.
Ruth Seaborne and the Hawkeyes look to bounce back on day two of the Wildcat Winter Duals on Saturday.
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Jan. 17, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The University of Iowa women's tennis team finished up day one of action at the Wildcat Winter Duals on Friday held on the Campus of Northwestern University.

"We knew coming into this tournament what the level of difficulty was going to be like, and to be honest we had a lousy first day and were not very sharp," said Iowa's head coach Katie Dougherty.

Senior Ruth Seaborne came up short in a loss to Veronica Corning of Northwestern, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (5). Seaborne is the No. 56-ranked singles player in the country.

"This tournament gives us the opportunity to get high level matches in before we start the dual match season. We get a fresh start tomorrow and another opportunity to get better."

The Hawkeyes return to the Combe Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday for a matchup with DePaul University. Doubles begin at 1:00 p.m. (CT) with singles to follow.

Singles:
Veronica Corning (Northwestern) def. No. 56 Ruth Seaborne (Iowa) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (5)
No. 105 Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Shelby Talcott (Iowa) 6-0, 6-0
Alicia Barnett (Northwestern) def. Morven McCulloch (Iowa) 6-2, 6-0
Jillian Rooney (Northwestern) def. Katie Zordani (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2
Lok Sze Leung (Northwestern) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2
Nida Hamilton (Northwestern) def. Annette Dohanics (Iowa) 6-2, 6-1
Manon Peri (Northwestern) def. Ellen Silver (Iowa) 6-1, 6-2
Maddie Lipp (Northwestern) def. Aimee Tarun (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles:
No. 35 Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett (Northwestern) def. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch (Iowa) 7-5
Erin Routliffe/Mary Anne Daines (Alabama) def. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch (Iowa) 6-2
Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton (Northwestern) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh/Shelby Talcott (Iowa) 8-1
Belinda Niu/Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Katie Zordani/Annette Dohanics (Iowa) 8-1
No. 45 Maddie Lipp/Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Katie Zordani/Caitlin Hindmarsh (Iowa) 6-2
Manon Peri/Lok Sze Leung (Northwestern) def. Ellen Silver/Aimee Tarun (Iowa) 7-5
Zaina Sufi/Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Aimee Tarun/Annette Dohanics (Iowa) 6-1

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