Feb. 17, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Illinois completed a sweep of its three weekend women's tennis matches with a 6-1 victory over Butler Sunday at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis.
The Huskies improved to 8-1 in winning their fifth straight match. With wins over IUPUI, Indianapolis and Butler over the last three days, NIU has won all seven of its road contests on the year.
"For the third straight day, we played very well and very tough," said NIU Head Coach Ryun Ferrell. "It was nice to see. Playing three matches in three days row is not an easy thing and Butler is a good team that is well coached. Now we need to get ready for Chicago State. It will be nice to play at home and be in a familiar setting."
NIU took the doubles point for the seventh time this spring as Nelle Youel and Arantza De La Torre claimed a tight 8-6 win at No. 1 to keep their undefeated record intact, and Mary Malkin and Cristina Alvarez teamed up for an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles.
Youel also extended her spring singles winning streak at the No. 1 position to nine with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Butler's Stephanie McLoughlin. The Huskies' No. 4, 5 and 6 singles players - Malkin, Alvarez and Stephanie McDonald - completed their undefeated weekends in singles with victories over Butler. With a 3-0 weekend, Malkin improved her singles mark to 8-1 this season.
Northern Illinois returns to its indoor home at Rockford's Boylan High School on Friday, Feb. 22 with a 4:30 p.m. match versus Chicago State.
Northern Illinois 6, Butler 1
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
No. 1 Nelle Youel/Arantza De La Torre (NIU) def. Stephanie McLoughlin/Konstantina Adami (BU), 8-6
No. 2 Caroline Hedrick/Brittany Farmer (BU) def. Haley Dekkinga/Stephanie McDonald, (NIU) 8-5
No. 3 Mary Malkin/Cristina Alvarez (NIU) def. Laura Shull/Sienna Reuter (BU), 8-1
No. 1 Nelle Youel
(NIU) def. Stephanie McLoughlin (BU) - 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 Carolina Hedrick (BU) def. Haley Dekkinga
(NIU) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Arantza De La Torre
(NIU) def. Brittany Farmer (BU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Mary Malkin
(NIU) def. Konstantina Adami (BU) - 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Cristina Alvarez
(NIU) def. Laura Shull (BU) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Stephanie McDonald
(NIU) def. Sienna Reuter (BU) - 6-1, 6-1
Exh. Maria Rozo
(NIU) def. Claire Liles (BU) - 8-2
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