Hawkeye tennis struggles in Tallahassee

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 17, 2011 7:10 AM

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The No. 30 Iowa women’s tennis team continued to struggle Sunday in the second day of the Florida State Seminole Invitational, dropping both of its doubles matches and five of eight singles matches.

The Hawkeyes’ 55th-ranked duo of Lynne Poggensee-Wei and Sonja Molnar lost for the second-straight day. Poggensee-Wei and Molnar dropped their doubles match to Florida State, 8-4.

Molnar, ranked No. 70, won her first singles match of the spring season, defeating Central Florida’s Jenny Frisell (7-6 [7-4], 6-1).

Hawkeye senior Jessica Young won her second-consecutive singles match of the tournament, defeating Alexis Rodriguez of Central Florida (6-4, 6-3).

Iowa junior Cassandra Escobar won her singles match Sunday against Central Florida’s Allison Hodges (6-2, 6-3), after losing Jan. 15 (6-3, 6-4).

The Hawkeyes will continue action against No. 14 Florida State, No. 60 Alabama, and Central Florida at 9 a.m. today in the final day of tournament play.

— by Nick Szafranski

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