Reifeis, Doubles Advance at ITA Regionals
Norman, Okla.—The Nebraska women's tennis team completed the second day of play at the ITA Central Regionals. Friday's matches included the opening round of main draw doubles and the first two rounds of main draw singles. Both Husker doubles teams and Claire Reifeis remain undefeated through Friday's competition.
The day kicked off with two Husker wins in doubles action. The duo of Claire Reifies and Chloe Kuckelman defeated the team from Minnesota, 8-6. Jessica Aragon and Hayley Haakenstad also won a tight doubles match, beating Missouri 8-7 (4). Both teams will play in Saturday's round of 32.
Four Huskers competed in the main draw singles round of 128. Hayley Haakenstad took Kianah Motosono of Oklahoma to three sets, but fell 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
After earning her spot in the main draw during Thursday's qualifying rounds, Ellie Kuckelman was unable to top Maja Gledic of Central Arkansas. In the back draw, E. Kuckelman fell to Julia Deming of Kansas.
In her singles debut for Nebraska, Chloe Kuckelman swept North Dakota's Kaede Amano 7-5, 6-0, but fell to Oklahoma's Camila Romero in the round of 64. Jessica Aragon also picked up a first-round win, defeating Missouri's Vivian Abraham 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Aragon was unable to win her second match of the day, falling to KU's Roxana Manu in three sets.
Claire Reifeis earned a first-round bye, placing herself in the round of 64. In her opening match, Reifeis dominated Martina Oliveira of Missouri, 6-4, 6-1, placing herself in Saturday's round of 32.
Matches tomorrow are set to begin at 8 a.m. with doubles rounds of 32 and 16, followed by main draw singles round of 32 as well as singles consolation.
Round of 128
Chloe Kuckelman (UN) def. Kaede Amano (UND), 7-5, 6-0
Jessica Aragon (UN) def. Vivian Abraham (Mizzou), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Kianah Motosono (OU) def. Hayley Haakenstad (UN), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Maja Gledic (UCA) def. Ellie Kuckleman (UN), 6-3, 6-2
Round of 64
Camila Romero (OU) def. Chloe Kuckelman (UN), 6-4, 6-3
Roxana Manu (KU) def. Jessica Aragon (UN) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2
Claire Reifeis (UN) def. Martina Oliveira (Mizzou), 6-4, 6-1
Julia Deming (KU) def. Ellie Kuckelman (UN), 6-3, 6-4
Reifeis/Kuckelman (UN) def. Oliveira/Abraham (UM), 8-6
Haakenstad/Aragon (UN) def. Wright/Fukutoku (Mizzou), 8-7 (4)