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Hawkeyes Defeated by No. 9 Northwestern, 6-1
Deni Alexandrova wins No. 5 singles
Senior Deni Alexandrova won No. 5 singles in straight sets.
Senior Deni Alexandrova won No. 5 singles in straight sets.
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April 11, 2004

EVANSTON, IL -

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The Iowa women's tennis team was defeated by the Northwestern Wildcats, 6-1, Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes drop to 4-3 in the Big Ten.

Iowa's lone point came at the No. 5 singles spot. Deni Alexandrova defeated Andrea Yung in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5, to earn a point. At the top of the lineup, the Hawkeyes faced nationally-ranked competition. Third-ranked Cristelle Grier defeated Meg Racette at the No. 1 spot, 6-1, 6-0. Hillary Mintz took 55th-ranked Jessica Rush to three sets, but lost, 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7). In doubles, Racette and Mintz faced the second-ranked team of Grier and Rush, losing 8-5.

The Hawkeyes will compete next when they host Indiana April 17 beginning at 10 a.m.

RESULTS
Northwestern 6
Iowa 1

Singles
No. 1 #3 Cristelle Grier (NU) def. #94 Meg Racette (I) -- 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 #55 Jessica Rush (NU) def. Hillary Mintz (I) -- 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)
No. 3 Alexis Prousis (NU) def. Chelsea Glynn (I) -- 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Jamie Peisel (NU) def. Anastasia Zhukova (I) -- 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)
No. 5 Deni Alexandrova (I) def. Andrea Yung (NU) -- 7-5, 7-5
No. 6 Connie Chiang (NU) def. Hilary Tyler (I) -- 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
No. 1 #2 Grier/Rush (NU) def. Racette/Mintz (I) -- 8-5
No. 2 Prousis/Peisel (NU) def. Alexandrova/Zhukova (I) -- 8-3
No. 3 Yung/Barnes (NU) def. Glynn/Tyler (I) -- 8-4

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