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Hawkeyes Dominate Drake, 7-0
Iowa wins home dual season opener
Meg Racette won her No. 1 singles match
Meg Racette won her No. 1 singles match
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Feb. 1, 2004


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The Iowa women's tennis team defeated Drake, 7-0, during their home opener for the dual season.

In doubles, Meg Racette and Hillary Mintz dominated Annali de Bruyn and Zorana Stefanovic, 8-0. At the No. 2 spot, Deni Alexandrova and Anastasia Zhukova defeated Rebekah Thomas and Eveline Rusdianto, 8-0. The duo of Jennifer Hodgman and Hilary Tyler won number three doubles, 8-3, over Cheen Alkahatib and Izele Van Blerk.

In singles, Racette won the No. 1 match against Bruyn, 6-0, 6-2. Mintz started off slow against Stefanovic before winning, 6-4, 6-0. At the No. 3 spot, Tyler handed Thomas a defeat, 6-0, 6-1. Zhukova won her first singles match as a Hawkeye against Rusdianto, 6-1, 6-1. Alexandrova continued her strong senior season with a win over Alkahatib, 6-0, 6-1.

The Hawkeyes will compete next Saturday, February 7 when they host Marquette beginning at 11 a.m.


1. Meg Racette/Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Annali de Bruyn/Zorana Stefanovic (Drake) -- 8-0
2. Deni Alexandrova/Anastasia Zhukova (Iowa) def. Rebekah Thomas/Eveline Rusdianto (Drake) -- 8-0
3. Jennifer Hodgman/Hilary Tyler (Iowa) def. Cheen Alkahatib/Izele Van Blerk (Drake) -- 8-3

1. Meg Racette (Iowa) def. Annali de Bruyn (Drake) -- 6-0, 6-2
2. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Zorana Stefanovic (Drake) -- 6-4, 6-0
3. Hilary Tyler (Iowa) def. Rebekah Thomas (Drake) -- 6-0, 6-1
4. Anastasia Zhukova (Iowa) def. Eveline Rusdianto (Drake) -- 6-1, 6-1
5. Deni Alexandrova (Iowa) def. Cheen Alkahatib (Drake) -- 6-0, 6-1
6. Jennifer Hodgman (Iowa) def. Izele Van Blerk (Drake) -- 4-1

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