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Hawkeyes Take Down Minnesota, 5-2
Iowa earns first Big Ten victory of season
Meg Racette upset 74th-ranked Nischela Reddy of Minnesota in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
Meg Racette upset 74th-ranked Nischela Reddy of Minnesota in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
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March 5, 2005

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IOWA CITY, IA - The 58th-ranked Iowa women's tennis team defeated No. 69 Minnesota, 5-2, Friday evening. The Hawkeyes move to 5-3 overall, 1-0 in the Big Ten.

Iowa swept the doubles competition to earn a point. Milica Veselinovic and Morgan Tuttle swept Marina Bugauenco and Danielle Mousseau, 8-0. At the No. 1 doubles spot, 59th-ranked duo Meg Racette and Hillary Mintz quickly defeated Nischela Reddy and Ida Malmberg, 8-2. Anastasia Zhukova and Hilary Tyler were down 5-2 when they won five straight games and earned the victory in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (5), against Jane Anderson and Lindsay Risebrough.

In singles, the Hawkeyes had some strong competition, but played incredibly well, coming away with four victories. Racette upset 74th-ranked Reddy in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Zhukova defeated Anderson at the No. 3 spot, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3. At the No. 4 position, Veselinovic handed Mousseau a loss, 6-4, 6-3. Jacqueline Lee won at the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-2, against Bugauenco.

The Hawkeyes will compete Sunday when they host Kansas at 10 a.m.

Results

Singles

1. Meg Racette (UI) def. #74 Nischela Reddy (MN), 6-2, 6-4
2. Ida Malmberg (MN) def. #78 Hillary Mintz (UI), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (5)
3. Anastasia Zhukova (UI) def. Jane Anderson (MN), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
4. Milica Veselinovic (UI) def. Danielle Mousseau (MN), 6-4, 6-3
5. Lindsay Risebrough (MN) def. Hilary Tyler (UI), 6-2, 6-4
6. Jacqueline Lee (UI) def. Marina Bugauenco (MN), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1. #59 Racette/Mintz (UI) def. Reddy/Malmberg (MN), 8-2
2. Zhukova/Tyler (UI) def. Anderson/Risebrough (MN), 8-7 (5)
3. Veselinovic/Morgan Tuttle (UI) def. Bugauenco/Mousseau (MN), 8-0

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