Women's Tennis
Illini Drop 4-3 Decision to Hawkeyes

The Illini return to action on Sunday for Senior Day against Nebraska.
The Illini return to action on Sunday for Senior Day against Nebraska.

April 12, 2014


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Fighting Illini women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Iowa this afternoon at the Atkins Tennis Center. After a rough start to doubles play, Illini singles players battled to keep the team in the match, but ultimately succumbed to the Hawkeyes.

The Illini dropped the doubles point with an 8-2 loss from Melissa Kopinski and Alexis Casati and an 8-4 loss from Misia Kedzierski and Allison Falkin. Louise Kwong and Jerricka Boone’s match ended at 7-4 and did not finish.

The Orange and Blue struggled early in doubles with a 6-2, 6-2 loss from Falkin followed by Kopinski’s 6-4, 6-0 loss to start. Kedzierski battled for the Illini, winning her match 6-0, 6-1 to put the Illini on the board. Kwong followed suit, defeating Iowa’s Zordani 6-4, 6-4. Casati kept the momentum going with the third Illini win of the afternoon. Unfortunately, Boone’s 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 tiebreaker loss sealed Illinois’ fate.

The Illini return to action tomorrow when they will take on Nebraska on Senior Day at 11 a.m. in Atkins Tennis Center

Iowa 4, Illinois 3


1. Ruth Seaborne (IOWA) def. Allison Falkin (ILL) 6-2, 6-2

2. Alexis Casati (ILL) def. Shelby Talcott (IOWA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

3. Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Melissa Kopinski (ILL) 6-4, 6-0

4. Louise Kwong (ILL) def. Kati Zordani (IOWA) 6-4, 6-4

5. Annette Dohanics (IOWA) def. Jerricka Boone (ILL) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

6. Misia Kedzierski (ILL) def. Ellen Silver (IOWA) 6-0, 6-1

Order of finish: 1, 3, 6, 4, 2, 5


1. Seaborne/McCulloch (IOWA) def. Kopinski/Casati (ILL) 8-2

2. Zordani/Talcott (IOWA) def. Kedzierski/Falkin (ILL), 8-4

3. Silver/Dohanics (IOWA) vs. Kwong/Boone (ILL) 7-4 DNF

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3