April 28, 2005
Women's Tennis Drops 7-2 Match to Drury
ST JOSEPH, Mo. - (stats) No. 34 Northwest Missouri State women's tennis fell 7-2 this afternoon to No. 24 Drury (Mo.) at the St. Joseph Tennis and Swim Club. The loss was just the third of the year for Northwest as the Bearcats stand 18-3 overall.
The Bearcats fell in all three doubles matches for just the second time in 2006. The lone wins came at No. 5 and No. 6 singles with freshman Jordan Lipira defeating Megan Blosser 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 and freshman Emily Lindsay taking down Lindsey Castrodale 6-3, 6-0. Emily kept her winning streak alive at 16 straight matches with the victory.
However, Emily's older sister Gena lost her first No. 1 singles match this year and fell to 17-1 with the 7-6, 6-4 loss to Alejandra Miranda-Sanchez. The loss also snapped the 29-match winning streak for Gena dating back to 2005.
The Northwest women earned the right to host the North Central Regional on May 4-5 at Frank Grube Courts on the Northwest campus. As the No. 1 seed, Northwest takes on No. 8 seed Truman State at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The regional championship is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday. The rain site is the St. Joseph Tennis and Swim Club in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Northwest men will travel to Topeka, Kan., and Washburn University for the North Central Regional on May 5-6 from the Washburn Tennis Courts. The Bearcats, who earned the No. 3 seed, will face No. 6 Metro (Colo.) State at 9 a.m. on Friday. First-round winners will face off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The rain site is Wood Valley Racquet Club.
NOTES: Drury head coach Jarrod Smith was a former Northwest assistant from 2004-05 ... The match was originally supposed to be played in Kansas City at 3 p.m. but was moved indoors due to the wet weather.
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