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Huskers Defeat Bluejays for Third-Straight Sweep

Written byJohnny Liesveld

Lincoln, Neb. - Behind the doubles point and six-straight singles wins, the Nebraska women’s tennis team (6-1, 0-0 Big Ten) clinched the match victory over Creighton (4-3, 0-0 Big East) 7-0 on Tuesday evening. This is the Huskers’ 32nd win over the Bluejays. 

During doubles play, on Court 3 Lucy Loy and Jillian Roa got their first doubles win as they defeated the Bluejays, 6-3. Raphaelle Lacasse and Maja Pietrowicz rallied for a set but ultimately lost on Court 1 to Malvika Shukla and Valeriein Negin, 6-2. No. 27 Ana Zamburek and Anfisa Danilchenko defeated Ana Paula Martinez and Siri Kongara 6-2 on Court 2 to secure the doubles point. 

With the 1-0 lead for the Huskers, singles play kicked off with NU winning all of the first sets. Loy finished 6-1, 6-0 on Court 6 over Allison Wilcox to push the Husker lead to 2-0. On Court 4, Zamburek also managed a win over Kongra in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. To clinch the overall victory, Pietrowicz notched another win in straight sets for NU with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Martinez on Court 3. After dropping the second set, Danilchenko bounced back with a 10-3 tiebreaker win over Negin on Court 2 (6-2, 3-6, 1-0). On Court 1, Lacasse also picked up a tiebreak victory over Shukla, 6-1, 5-7, 1-0. Rounding out the sweep for the Big Red, Maria Taranova won in straight sets over Annika Elvestrom on Court 5, 6-4, 7-5.

Up next, the Huskers will host South Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. (CT). The match will be streamed on Playsight, and live stats will be posted on huskers.com.


Tennis Match Results 
Creighton vs Nebraska
Feb 20, 2024
Lincoln, NE (Dillon Tennis Center)
Nebraska 7, Creighton 0

Singles competition

1. Raphaelle Lacasse (NEB) def. Malvika Shukla (CU) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-2) 
2. Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) def. Valerie Negin (CU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)
3. Maja Pietrowicz (NEB) def. Ana Paula Martinez (CU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Ana Zamburek (NEB) def. Siri Kongara (CU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Maria Taranova (NEB) def. Annika Elvestrom (CU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Lucy Loy (NEB) def. Allison Wilcox (CU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Malvika Shukla/Valerie Negin (CU) def. Raphaelle Lacasse/Maja Pietrowicz (NEB) 6-3
2. #27 Anfisa Danilchenko/Ana Zamburek (NEB) def. Ana Paula Martinez/Siri Kongara (CU) 6-2
3. Lucy Loy/Jillian Roa (NEB) def. Annika Elvestrom/Jeanne Gearity (CU) 6-2

Match Notes:

Creighton 4-3
Nebraska 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,4,3,2,1,5) A-93