Official Store

    Wildcats Corral Longhorns, 5-2

    Feb. 15, 2014


    Game Photo
    Northwestern #7 Northwestern 5, #17 Texas 2
    Penick-Allison Tennis Center • Austin, Texas

    Box Score
    Texas Longhorns

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Northwestern women's tennis team knocked off its third top-20 opponent of the 2014 season with a 5-2 victory at Texas on Saturday. The Wildcats swept doubles play and claimed four of six singles matches to beat the 17th-ranked Longhorns in convincing fashion.

    At No. 2 singles, Belinda Niu moved her season record to 4-0 with a narrow 6-4, 7-6 (2) over 77th-ranked Ratnika Batra. The win is Niu's second over a ranked opponent in 2014.

    Northwestern was very strong in singles matches four, five and six. No. 92 Jillian Rooney cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 over Neda Koprcina. Lok Sze Leung, ranked No. 109, fought through a tough first set to claim her match over Lina Padegimaite 7-6 (4), 6-2. Nida Hamilton eased past Pippa Horn 6-0, 6-2 in her match at No. 6 singles.

    The doubles point was claimed when Hamilton and Maddie Lipp, playing at No. 2, defeated Elizabeth Begley and Horn in a very close 8-7 (6) match. The `Cats No. 25 ranked tandem of Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett captured an 8-6 victory over Breaunna Addison and Koprcina. In the third match, Niu and Brooke Rischbieth handed Batra and Padegimaite an 8-4 defeat.

    Northwestern is back in action on Sunday when it travels north to Waco, Texas to take on the No. 18 Baylor Bears at 1 p.m. Live scoring for the match can be found here.

    #1 No. 24 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. No. 30 Veronica Corning (NU) - 6-3, 6-2
    #2. No. 58 Belinda Niu (NU) def. No. 77 Ratnika Batra (UT) - 6-4, 7-6 (2)
    #3. Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Alicia Barnett (NU) - 7-6 (6), 7-5
    #4. #92 Jillian Rooney (NU) def. Neda Koprcina (UT) - 6-2, 6-1
    #5. No. 109 Lok Sze Leung (NU) def. Lina Padegimaite (UT) - 7-6 (4), 6-2
    #6. Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Pippa Horn (UT) - 6-0, 6-2
    Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 3, 5*, 2

    #1. No. 25 Alicia Barnett/ Veronica Corning (NU) def. Breaunna Addison/Neda Koprcina (UT): 8-6
    #2. Nida Hamilton/Maddie Lipp (NU) def. Elizabeth Begley/Pippa Horn (UT): 8-7 (6)
    #3. Belinda Niu/Brooke Rischbieth (NU) def. Ratnika Batra/Lina Padegimaite (UT): 8-4
    Order of Finish: 1, 2*, 3


    Be the first to know what's going on with the 'Cats -- Follow @NU_Sports on Twitter, become a fan of Northwestern Athletics on Facebook, subscribe to the NU Sports Express e-newsletter and sign up to receive promotional text alerts for the latest news, schedule updates and video and to interact with NU. For more information on following specific Northwestern teams online, visit our Social Media page!