April 11, 2008
Bearcat Women Remain Undefeated in MIAA Play with Win Against Missouri Southern
JOPLIN, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State women's tennis swept singles play en route to an 8-1 victory against Missouri Southern today in MIAA play. It's the fifth straight win for the Bearcats (16-3, 6-0) who remain undefeated in conference action.
All three doubles matches were decided by 8-4 scores, with Northwest claiming wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. Lina Gomez and Jordan Lipira won their fourth straight match at No. 3 doubles with a win against Janelle Quesenberry and Lauren Skimbo.
Kristina Vucenov won her 17th straight match at No. 1 singles, defeating Michelle Hall 7-5, 6-3, in a meeting of two of the top three singles players in the North Central Region. Vucenov needs just three more wins in singles to take the top spot in the Northwest season records. Yasmine Osborn currently holds the record with 27 victories in 1997.
Lisa Pendrak also recorded her fifth straight win at No. 6 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 victory against Quesenberry. It's her 15th singles win in the last 16 matches.
Up Next: The Bearcats return home for a nonconference match with Nebraska-Omaha April 16 at 3:30 p.m. Tomorrow's scheduled match with Newman (Kan.) was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
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