April 19, 2013
Bearcat women cruise past Lopers
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s tennis team claimed an impressive 5-2 win Friday over Nebraska-Kearney to advance to the second round of the MIAA Championships at the Cooper Tennis Complex.
Northwest improved to 13-9 on the season and will take on top seed Southwest Baptist Saturday.
The Bearcats cruised in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles before falling in No. 3 doubles. Northwest held a lead early in the match, but the Lopers battled back to take the tiebreak.
Heading into singles action Northwest wasted little time picking up easy wins at No. 3 and No. 6 singles. Emily Hoffman earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Stephanie Irvin at No. 6 singles while Alexis Bartek picked up her fifth straight win. Bartek picked up the 6-2, 6-3 win over Britni Norfolk.
Northwest and SBU will battle in second round action at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Last week SBU shutout Northwest, 5-0 in the regular season meeting between the two teams.
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