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Northwest Bearcats

1992 Women’s Tennis

Since the MIAA first recognized a women’s tennis champion in 1982, the Bearcats had only finished in first place one time. But after the foundation set by the 1992 team, the Northwest tennis program became a regular at the top of the standings capturing 5 of the next 6 conference titles and establishing the Bearcats as the benchmark for success in the MIAA.

This team steamrolled their way to an overall record of 22-5 with an unblemished 8-0 mark in the MIAA. Although dominating conference foes was impressive, they also captured big wins over much larger programs like Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Western Illinois, South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Missouri, showing that no matter who the opponent was, this team found a way to win. Their 22 victories currently ranks as the fourth highest total in Northwest history.

The 1992 women’s tennis team also had many individuals that experienced success at a high level. Lucy Caputo, D’Ann Kirkpatrick and Cameron Moots all seized singles MIAA titles while the tandem of Lucy and Julie Caputo captured a doubles championship.

As a team, they combined for 144 singles victories in one season which still stands as a school record.