Feb. 16, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Illinois lost just nine games in its five singles wins and claimed the doubles point to defeat IUPUI 6-1 in women's tennis action Friday night at the West Indy Racquet Club. The victory was Northern Illinois' third straight and improved the Huskies' spring dual meet record to 6-1.
Northern Illinois' No. 6 singles player, Stephanie McDonald, posted the "double bagel" win, while Cristina Alvarez lost just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 5.
NIU No. 1 player Nelle Youel continued her undefeated string this spring with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Shelby Hullett and paired with Arantza De La Torre for an 8-1 win to keep her perfect record intact at No. 1 doubles. Haley Dekkinga won her singles match at No. 2 for the sixth time in seven matches.
Mary Malkin also improved her singles record to 6-1 on the season with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles. Malkin and Alvarez teamed up to help NIU win the doubles point with an 8-2 triumph at No. 3 doubles.
"We showed better focus and played intelligently today," said NIU Head Coach Ryun Ferrell. "We are working on setting up a game plan and sticking to it. I saw some things out there today, but we still have a ways to go."
Northern Illinois has a quick turnaround before taking on the University of Indianapolis Saturday at the UIndy Tennis Center beginning at 11 a.m. (CT). Northern Illinois concludes its weekend in Indiana versus Butler (2-7) Sunday at the Butler Bubble, located behind historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, at 9 a.m. (CT).
Northern Illinois 6, IUPUI 1
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
No. 1 Nelle Youel/Arantza De La Torre (NIU) def. Shelby Hullett/Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI), 8-1
No. 2 Vanessa Whyte/Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) def. Haley Dekkinga/Stephanie McDonald (NIU), 8-7
No. 3 Mary Malkin/Cristina Alvarez (NIU) def. Jesika Bays/Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI), 8-2
No. 1 Nelle Youel (NIU) def. Shelby Hullett (IUPUI) - 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 Haley Dekkinga (NIU) def. Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI) - 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) def. Arantza De La Torre (NIU) - 4-6, 6-1 (10-7)
No. 4 Mary Malkin (NIU) def. Jesika Bays (IUPUI) - 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Cristina Alvarez (NIU) def. Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) - 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Stephanie McDonald (NIU) def. Jaclyn Hyman (IUPUI) - 6-0, 6-0
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