Tennis splits matches at home against Milwaukee, Gustavus


he University of Northern Iowa Women’s tennis team came off their first win of the season this year against Ferris State. Last weekend they turned right around to host Gustavus Adolphus and the Milwaukee Panthers in Waterloo.  Heading into this match UNI was 1-6 on the year, Milwaukee was 5-4 and Gustavus was 1-0.

The women of UNI started off play against the Gusties, earning their second win of the season with a 7-0 victory. UNI swept all six singles with wins from Harri Proudfoot, Emma Carr, Kim Zizek, Madeline Dohorty, Thaissa Moreira and Vale Caro. They also earned sweeps in all three straight sets. Saturday proved to be a largely one-sided affair in favor of the Panther tennis squad.

After the big win on Saturday, UNI hosted the Milwaukee Panthers and were looking to get their third win in a row.  It was a hard-fought match, but Northern Iowa eventually suffered the 3-4 loss. Much of the defeat was mostly due in part to Milwaukee’s doubles teams. UNI was swept in the doubles 0-3, but did get victories from their 3rd, 5th and 6th singles teams on Sunday.

UNI is now 2-7 overall this season. The next match for the Panthers is on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the University of Iowa, who are coming off two straight wins. Dating back to 2009 the Panthers have never beaten the Hawkeyes.