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    No. 7 Northwestern Hits the Road to Face Iowa, Nebraska

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Alicia Barnett has won each of her last four singles matches.
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    Freshman Alicia Barnett has won each of her last four singles matches.
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    March 8, 2013

    #7 Northwestern (7-4, 1-0) at Iowa (5-4, 0-1)
    March 8, 2013 •3:30 p.m.
    Hawkeye Tennis Complex
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Live Scoring

    #7 Northwestern at #10 Nebraska
    March 10, 2013 • Noon
    Nebraska Tennis Center
    Lincoln, Neb.
    Live Scoring

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Seventh-ranked Northwestern heads out on the road for the first time in Big Ten play as it travels to Iowa on Friday before heading to 10th-ranked Nebraska on Sunday.

    First serve is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, while Sunday's matchup is set to get underway at noon.

    The Wildcats (7-4) opened conference play with a 5-2 home win over No. 33 Illinois last Saturday at the Combe Tennis Center. NU picked up the doubles point before getting singles victories from Belinda Niu, Alicia Barnett, Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton.

    Kate Turvy is the Wildcats' top-ranked player in singles, coming in at No. 55 while Niu is ranked No. 96. The doubles pair of Abu Mushrefova and Hamilton is ranked eighth and is coming off a win over the 23rd-ranked pairing of Rachael White and Melissa Kopinski of Illinois.

    Iowa enters Friday's match with a 5-4 season record. The Hawkeyes dropped their Big Ten opener to Nebraska, 7-0, in Iowa City on Tuesday. Christina Harazin leads Iowa with a 6-2 record in dual meet action while competing primarily at the No. 5 position. The doubles pairing of Morven McCulloch and Ruth Seaborne is ranked 42nd nationally and is 7-1 at the No. 1 spot. A year ago, Northwestern defeated the Hawkeyes 7-0 in Evanston.

    Nebraska takes a 13-1 overall record into its home match with Illinois on Friday. In addition to the victory over Iowa on Tuesday, the Cornhuskers also holf a Big Ten win over Ohio State back on Feb. 2. Nebraska is paced in singles by Mary Weatherholt who is ranked No. 16, while the doubles team of Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova is ranked 13th. The Cornhuskers posted a 5-2 win over Northwestern in Evanston a year ago.

     

     

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