LINCOLN, Neb.- The Shocker women's tennis team split their matches in Lincoln, Neb., losing to No. 27 Nebraska on Friday night and defeating Colorado State on Saturday morning.
Wichita State lost all three doubles matches against the Cornhuskers to go down 1-0 early.
In singles, Lutfiana Budiharto would give the Shockers their only point on Friday by defeating No. 57 Mary Weatherholt, 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(8). "For Lutfi it was a great win," said Head Coach Colin Foster. "She has lost both of her previous meetings with Weatherholt and she played great tennis after dropping the first set 6-0."
Sophomore Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul played a tough match, but fell to No. 87 Janine Weinreich, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(6). The Shockers would drop the rest their singles matchups to lose the match 6-1.
The Shockers would not let Friday affect their play on Saturday though. They took it to Colorado State, defeating them 7-0.
The Shocks came out and won all three of their doubles matches, to go up 1-0 for the match.
They took the same fierceness into singles play. Sophomore Veronika Blaskova defeated Natalie Heffron, 5-7, 7-6(3), 10-7, and freshman Lucia Kovalova defeated Kaley Schultz, 6-3, 7-6(5).
"We didn't play our best at every spot, but we found a way to win every match," said Foster. "Vero and Lucy won several tiebreaks at the end of the match and that was a great way to finish the match 7-0 for the team."
The Shocker women continue play on Sunday when they travel to Omaha, Neb to play in their first conference match of the season against Creighton. First serve is set for 11 a.m.