UNI drops two matches in St. Louis over the weekend


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UNI’s Thaissa Moreira was able to pull off a doubles victory with her partner Valentina Caro against Saint Louis University over the weekend.


The Northern Iowa’s women’s tennis team went into this weekend with a 1-3 record on the season, with matches on Friday and Saturday.  The Panthers played Saint Louis University on Friday evening, losing the match 7-0.

UNI lost most of their matches against Saint Louis, but Thaissa Moreira and Valentina Caro did manage to win at doubles for the only Panther victory on the night. UNI lost two of the three doubles matches and dropped all the singles matches as well.

The Purple and Gold did improve on Saturday when they played against Washington University. UNI won the doubles round with victories from doubles team Emma Carr and Olivia Fain as well as a victory from Issa Sullivan and Madeline Doherty.  The Panthers also won a singles match from Valentina Caro.  In the end Washington University beat Northern Iowa by a score of 6-3 but it was an improvement for UNI from the day before.  The Panthers are now 1-5 on the season with their next match against SIU-Edwardsville on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10 A.M. Their next home match will be on Friday, March 5 in Waterloo, IA against Upper Iowa University. The beginning time for the match is yet to be determined.