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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 9, 2008

Bearcats Move Into First-Place Tie With Win Against Washburn

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TOPEKA, Kan. - The No. 26 Northwest Missouri State men's tennis team needed four wins in singles to defeat No. 24 Washburn 5-4 today at the Kossover Tennis Center. The win is the sixth for the Bearcats (13-4, 2-1) in the last seven matches.

Defending MIAA Player of the Week Vigit Seghal and sophomore Felipe Gennari recorded the only win in doubles play, defeating Nathan Martin and Brad Johnston 8-4 at the No. 2 spot. Gennari needed three sets to notch a win in singles play, defeating Drew Hanson 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 4 singles.

Daniel Usieto won his fifth straight match at No. 3 singles, winning a 6-2, 6-2 match with Martin.

Today's win moves the Bearcats into a first-place tie with Southwest Baptist with one MIAA match remaining for each squad.

Up Next: Northwest will host Newman (Kan.) April 12 at 1 p.m.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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