This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

image

Feb. 12, 2012

Northwest holds off NAIA power for opening win

Box Score

RED OAK, Iowa – The Northwest Missouri State men’s tennis team held off the 14th-ranked team in NAIA Lindsey Wilson taking a season opening 5-4 victory on Saturday.

The Bearcats held off one of the top teams in NAIA as the Blue Raiders staged a valiant comeback in singles after Northwest took a 3-0 lead following doubles action.

In the top doubles match, Mario Jakouljeuls and Jose Ortega used an 8-5 win over Lindsey Wilson's Pablo Vilches and Gilles Cornelis to give the Bearcats the early 1-0 lead.

The duo of Guihemo Narducci and Rafael Bugiga -- who are ranked fourth in the south central region -- doubled the Bearcat lead to 2-0 with a hard-fought 9-7 win over Fabricio Morales and Marlon Dal Pont at No. 2 doubles.

Northwest completed the doubles sweep as Calvin Patterson and Luis Altimines outlasted Fernando Bogajo and Victor Saez 9-8.

Lindsey Wilson picked up its first point as Saez took a 6-1, 7-5 victory in No. 4 singles. However, Jakouljeuls would push the Bearcat lead to 3-1 after beating Morales 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

The Blue Raiders then began a gallant comeback with three straight singles wins to tie the match at 4-4.

Vilches beat Narducci 7-5, 7-5 in the No. 3 singles match and top-seeded Bogajo defeated Patterson 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Dal Pont tied the match with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ortega in the sixth singles match.

Northwest would stop the comeback in No. 5 singles as Altimines knocked off Cornelis 6-3, 6-2 and claim the 5-4 win.

The Bearcats take the week to regroup before returning to the court Feb. 26 as they travel to Ouachita Baptist.


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468