Hawkeyes off to Strong Start at ITA Central Regionals


LAWRENCE, Kansas -- The University of Iowa women’s tennis team picked up four singles wins and three doubles wins on the first day of the ITA Central Regionals in Lawrence, Kansas on Thursday. 


Three Hawkeyes won their first singles matches in straight sets. No. 6 seed senior Zoe Douglas beat Darby Rosette from Creighton, 6-3, 6-2. No. 10 seed sophomore Elise Van Heuvelen defeated River Hart from Minnesota, 6-3, 6-3. No. 25 seed freshman Yufei Long topped her opponent Alessandra Thompson from Southeast Missouri State, 6-1, 6-1, and Montana Crawford won her match in a third set tie breaker, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5. 


The Hawkeyes also recorded three first round doubles wins. Seniors Anastasia Reimchen and Crawford won against Brandt and Wijesinghe of Bradly University, 8-4. Junior Adorabol Huckleby and Long defeated Nylund and Lazarevic of South Dakota, 8-4. Douglas and van Heuvelen topped Torrico and Bosechen of Michigan State, 8-4. 


The Hawkeyes play Friday in the singles round of 64, and doubles round of 32. Consolation rounds will also begin Friday. 


Results will be posted on hawkeyesports.com


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