Northwestern closed its regular season with a 9-0 win over Buena Vista in a non-conference women's tennis match played in Orange City, Iowa. The Red Raiders improve to 6-10 overall as they head into the conference tournament later this week in Fremont, Neb.
Three of the six singles' matches went to a third-set as Terry Odera, Jami Koens and Missy Yorchak all earned wins after a tie-break. Amanda Bueltel earned her team-high ninth win in singles' play with a straight set win at #6 singles. Frankie Eszes returned to the line-up and earned an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win at #1 singles. Hannah Stark also picked up a straight set win.
Eszes and Odera combined for an 8-0 victory to improve their record to 4-1 in the top doubles' spot. Koens/Yorchak improved to 2-3 with an 8-2 win at #2 doubles and Yorchak/Stark earned their fifth win of the season at #3 doubles.
#1.Frankie Eszes (8-6) def. Tasha Nelson (1-5), 6-2, 6-2
#2.Terry Odera (7-5) def. Kellie Kroepel (0-6), 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 10-2
#3.Jami Koens (6-10) def. Kassidy Ipsen (6-6), 0-6, 6-4, 11-9
#4.Hannah Stark (5-11) def. Amanda Kavan (2-8), 6-1, 6-4
#5.Missy Yorchak (5-9) def. Samantha Kavan (5-7), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 10-6
#6.Amanda Bueltel (9-5) def. Marina Ringenhagen (1-1), 8-0
#1. Eszes/Odera (4-1) def. Nelson/Kroepel (0-1), 8-0
#2. Koens/Yorchak (2-3) def. Kavan/Kaven (0-1), 8-2
#3.Stark/Bueltel (5-8) def. Ipsen/Ringenhagen (0-1), 8-5
Senior from Nairobi, Kenya
Junior from Santa Maria, Calif.
Junior from Brandon, S.D.
Junior from New Ulm, Minn.
Sophomore from Estherville, Iowa