March 14, 2013
Bearcat women fall to UCO 6-3
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s tennis team could not recover from an early deficit in doubles falling 6-3 to Central Oklahoma in MIAA action at Frank Grube Courts Thursday.
The Bearcats fell back to .500 on the season at 3-3 as the Bronchos improved to 7-1. Northwest entered the match ranked No. 4 in the Central Region while UCO entered ranked No. 3.
UCO took a 2-1 lead after winning No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. However, it looked as if the Bearcats had gained momentum when Alexis Bartek and Camila Quesada won a thrilling tiebreak to take a 9-8 win at No. 1 doubles.
Unfortunately, the Bronchos would continue to control play in singles with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Quesada earned the Bearcats first point in singles with a hard fought 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Antonella, Rossini.
Gisela Font gave Northwest its final point at No. 4 singles winning a super tiebreaker over Laura Klingert, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-5).
Northwest continues action Friday against nonconference foe East Central at Frank Grube Courts for a 10 a.m. start.
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