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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 19, 2008

Bearcats Close Regular Season with Win Against Emporia State

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EMPORIA, Kan. - Northwest Missouri State will head to the MIAA Tournament with a five-match winning streak after picking up a 7-2 victory against Emporia State this afternoon.

Northwest (15-4, 3-1), ranked No. 31 nationally and No. 3 in the North Central Region, defeated the region's seventh-ranked Hornets (8-7, 0-4) for the 12th straight time since 1999.

Felipe Gennari and Vigit Sehgal won their fifth straight match as the region's sixth-ranked doubles team at the No. 2 position with a 8-6 win against Nathan Mai and Kevin Schoon. Gennari went on to win his singles match in straight sets against Schoon while Sehgal suffered a tiebreaker loss to Julian Rios at No. 1.

Daniel Usieto moved to 16-5 in singles play with a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Mai at No. 3 singles. It's the seventh straight singles win for Usieto.

The Bearcats claimed five singles points in straight sets after winning two of the three doubles matches.

Up Next: Northwest will compete in the 2008 MIAA Tournament April 26-27 at Topeka, Kan.

For more information, please contact:

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

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