Mary Weatherholt came up short, but finished her Nebraska women’s tennis career as the greatest in school history. She finished as the runner up in the NCAA singles title yesterday in Urbana, IL. Weatherholt, a fifth-year senior lost 6-2, 6-4 to defending NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs of Stanford. It was just her second loss of the season.
Weatherholt finished with a school record 123 singles victories, going 52-5 this season. She also teamed with fellow senior Patricia Veresova to advance to the NCAA Doubles quarterfinals, for a school record 208 combined victories. The two-time Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year, was also the 2013 Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year across all sports. She also claimed one of the nation’s top honors from the ITA as the Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship winner in 2013.
First Round (May 22)
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) def. #38 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV), 6-4, 6-4
Second Round (May 23)
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) def. #43 Klara Fabikova (Cal), 6-2, 6-1
Third Round (May 24)
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) def. #3 Robin Anderson (UCLA), 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-0
Quarterfinals (May 25)
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) def. #6 Lauren Henning (Georgia), 6-2, 6-2
Semifinals (May 26)
#11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB) def. Alexa Guarachi (Alabama), 6-0, 6-3
Championship Match (May 27)
#13 Nicole Gibbs (Stanford) def. #11 Mary Weatherholt (NEB), 6-2, 6-4