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Hawkeyes Fall to No. 20 Notre Dame
Iowa wins one doubles match in loss
Anastasia Zhukova, along with Hilary Tyler, won the No. 2 doubles match.
Anastasia Zhukova, along with Hilary Tyler, won the No. 2 doubles match.
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Feb. 27, 2005

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NOTRE DAME, IN -

The 57th-ranked Iowa women's tennis team fell to No. 20 Notre Dame, 7-0, Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes were able to secure one doubles match in the loss. Iowa moves to 4-3 overall.

In doubles, Anastasia Zhukova and Hilary Tyler fought hard against Brook Buck and Lauren Connelly, winning 9-7 at the No. 2 spot. Hillary Mintz and Meg Racette had a tough match against top-ranked Catrina and Christian Thompson, falling 8-3.

Racette was the only Hawkeye to take her singles match into three sets. She gave 32nd-ranked Catrina Thompson a challenge at the No. 1 position, but lost, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 1-0 (10-6). Mintz faced 60th-ranked Buck, but was unable to gain an edge, losing 6-2, 6-2. Zhukova had her eight-game win streak snapped by Christian Thompson, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 3 position.

The Hawkeyes will next compete Friday, March 4 when they host Big Ten rival Minnesota.

Results

Notre Dame - 7
Iowa - 0

Singles

1. #32 Catrina Thompson (ND) def. Meg Racette (UI), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
2. #60 Brook Buck (ND) def. #78 Hillary Mintz (UI), 6-2, 6-2
3. Christian Thompson (ND) def. Anastasia Zhukova (UI), 6-1, 6-2
4. Kristina Stastny (ND) def. Milica Veselinovic (UI), 6-2, 6-3
5. Lauren Connelly (ND) def. Hilary Tyler (UI), 6-2, 6-1
6. Liz Donohue (ND) def. Jacqueline Lee (UI), 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

1. #1 Thompson/Thompson (ND) def. #59 Mintz/Racette (UI), 8-3
2. Zhukova/Tyler (UI) def. Buck/L. Connelly (ND), 9-7
3. Sarah Jane Connelly/Stastny (ND) def. Lee/Morgan Tuttle (UI), 8-2

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