April 10, 2010
Northwest Pushes Win Streak to Four
Northwest Missouri State's women's tennis team had little trouble in dispensing future MIAA foe Lincoln Friday on the Frank Grube Courts. The 41st-ranked Bearcats swept three doubles matches and didn't drop a set in singles play to earn their second 9-0 win of the season.
The win moves Northwest to 9-6 overall. The Bearcats have won four in a row.
The most competitive doubles match came from the one position as Northwest's Erika Leston and Emily Hoffman doubled up Raffaella Sangalli and Shelby Penno 8-4. Northwest won 8-0 and 8-1 and number two and three doubles, respectively.
Brittney Browning defeated Iuesha Wright, 6-3, 6-0, at number five singles to earn her seventh straight win. Veronica Castilla and Lindsay Weidemann dropped just three games in earning straight-set wins at number three and four singles, respectively. Leston defeated Sangalli at the top spot 6-3, 7-6.
The Bearcats improved to 4-0 at home this season. The team returns to MIAA play Saturday with a dual against Emporia State in Emporia, Kan.
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