DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's tennis team lost to a tough Akron team Saturday, 7-0. The Zips have lost just two matches and are the reigning Mid-American Conference Tournament Champions. The Huskies moved to 11-10 on the season with the loss.
"Akron was just too good,” said Head Coach Ryun Ferrell. “We had some chances. We just could not finish. Tomorrow will be a better day. It will be a great day to honor our seniors.”
NIU will host its senior day match on Sunday, April 22 on the West Tennis Courts at 1:00 p.m. CT. Seniors Sara McLaughlin (Moline, Ill./Moline) and Emily Rogers (Rochester, Minn./Century) will play their last regular season matches as members of the Huskies when the team takes on the Buffalo Bulls in a crucial match that will determine the seeding of both teams for the MAC Women’s Tennis Championships.
McLaughlin has racked up 26 singles victories so far in her Huskie career as well as 27 doubles wins. Rogers has 27 wins in singles play and 31 in doubles. The two have teamed up this season for eight doubles victories.
AKRON 21-2 (7-1 MAC) DEF. NORTHERN ILLINOIS 11-10 (2-5 MAC), 7-0
APRIL 21, 2012 | WEST TENNIS COURTS | DEKALB, ILL.
1. Prang Pantusart/Zara Harutyunyan (UA) def. Sara McLaughlin/Emily Rogers (NIU), 8-0
2. Natalia Kuvakina/Angelika Jogasuria (UA) def. Nelle Youel/Arantza De La Torre (NIU), 8-2
3. Angelina Jogasuria/Olga Shkundina (UA) def. Haley Dekkinga/Stephanie McDonald (NIU), 8-1
1. Zara Harutyunyan (UA) def. Nelle Youel (NIU), 3-6, 6-2, 13-11
2. Olga Shkundina (UA) def. Sara McLaughlin (NIU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Prang Pantusart (UA) def. Haley Dekkinga (NIU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Angelina Jogasuria (UA) def. Mary Malkin (NIU), 6-2, 6-5
5. Angelika Jogasuria (UA) def. Arantza De La Torre (NIU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Ksenia Berestetska (UA) def. Stephanie McDonald (NIU), 6-1, 6-1