TENNIS--- Northern Illinois University vs. Miami (OH) University
/ at Rockford, IL / Mid-American Conference meet / Friday / March
5, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 2
1. Cassie Drake (NIU) def. Linda Jirouskova (MU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Ivonne Andrade (NIU) def. Katrina Lomidze (MU) 7-6, 1-6 (10-5)
3. Kelly Douple (MU) def. Chrissy Svetlic (NIU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Leda Pesatova (MU) def. Daniela Martinez (NIU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Vicky Pulido (MU) def. Doris Delgadillo (NIU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Nancy Wiegand (MU) def. Megan Brooks (NIU) 6-0, 6-2
1. Andrade/Svetlic (NIU) def. Jirouskova/Lomidze (MU) 8-5
2. Remy Swain/Wiegand (MU) def. Drake/Martinez (NIU) 8-3
3. Pulido/Douple (MU) def. Delgadillo/Brooks (NIU) 8-1
DATE: Northern Illinois now 4-4 (0-1 MAC) / Miami now 10-4 (1-0
NEXT HUSKIE ACTION: Saturday, Mar. 26 / NIU vs. Marshall
University / Rockford, IL / 1:00 p.m. (CST)
Women's Tennis sees three-meet winning streak snapped, drops MAC
opener to 5-2 to Miami
ROCKFORD, IL---The top of the Northern Illinois University women's
tennis lineup was spectacular Friday (Mar. 25). Only problem was,
the bottom of Miami (Ohio) University's order was just as good,
allowing the RedHawks to hand the Huskies a 5-2 loss in both squads'
Mid-American Conference opener Friday (Mar. 25).
NIU sees its three-meet, five-week winning streak come to a halt
as the Huskies fall to 4-4 on the season with an 0-1 mark in league
play. Miami improves to 10-4 overall to go along with a 1-0 conference
Seniors Ivonne Andrade (San Luis Potosi, Mexico / Instituto
Lomos de Real) and Cassie Drake (Stilwell, KS / Shawnee Mission
South) were both 2-0 for the day, teaming up to take out Linda Jirouskova
and Katrina Lomidze 8-5 at no. 1 doubles before notching their respective
singles victories as well. Drake defeated Jirouskova 6-1, 6-2 at
No. 1 while Andrade topped Lomidze 7-6, 1-6 (10-5) at No. 2.
That was all the scoring for NIU, however, as MU dominated the rest
of the scoreboard. The RedHawks took both of the other doubles matches
while failing to lose more than three games in either spot. The
singles docket played out pretty much the same as MU notched straight-set
triumphs in each of the bottom four spots in the lineup to seal
Northern Illinois' road doesn't get any easier as the Huskies welcome
defending MAC champion Marshall University to town Saturday (Mar.
26). First serve between the Huskies and Thundering Herd is slated
for 1:00 p.m. (CST).