The Minnesota women's tennis team lost 5-2 at Iowa on Sunday in the last match of the regular season. The Gophers will now get ready for the Big Ten conference tournament next weekend at Ohio State.
Iowa took the doubles point by defeating the Gophers in all three doubles matches.
The Gophers points came from the singles side where they won at the No. 3 and No. 5 positions. Michaela Havelkova dropped her first set to Steffi Hoch but came back to win the next two and also get the point. Havelkova defeated Hoch 2-6, 7-6, 7-5. Brandi Watts scored the other point for the Gophers at the No. 5 position after she beat Megan Kearney in straight sets with scores of 6-3, 7-5.
The Gophers are now 11-8 overall and 3-7 in the Big Ten.
Gophers 2, Iowa 5
Singles: No. 1: Valerie Vladea lost to Toni Neykova 6-2, 6-4 No. 2: Amy Thomas lost to Deni Alexandrova 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 No. 3: Michaela Havelkova def. Steffi Hoch 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 No. 4: Tammy Wang lost to Erica Johnson 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 No. 5: Brandi Watts def. Megan Kearney 6-3, 7-5 No. 6: Andrea Rose lost to Pascale Veraverbeke 7-6, 6-3
Doubles: No. 1: Vladea/Havelkova lost to Neykova/Alexandrova 9-8 No. 2: Thomas/Wang lost to Kearney/Scheldt 9-7 No. 3: Rose/Watts lost to Hoch/Johnson 8-1