Game Time...Northwestern College will play its final home match of the season against Morningside on Tuesday night, April 19. First serve in doubles play will be at 4pm. Northwestern is 2-3 in conference play, 4-10 overall while Morningside is 3-0 in league play, 6-2 overall.
All-Time...Northwestern is 2-7 all-time against the Mustangs, going 1-1 last year. The Red Raiders lost to Morningside 5-4 during the regular season but defeated the Mustangs 5-4 in the GPAC semifinals.
Scouting Morningside...The Mustangs have won four straight matches since losing to Gustavus Adolphus back on March 5. They have wins over Minnesota Duluth, Concordia, Doane and Hastings since, defeating the Broncos 9-0 on Saturday.
Larry Mason has been the Mustangs' men's and women's tennis coach since the 2008 season. Now in his ninth year, the two-time GPAC coach of the year returns three all-conference players from a 2015 team that finished second in the GPAC with a 6-1 record, 13-5 overall.
Katie Hanson returns as the top player, having earned first team all-conference honors the last three years. Megan Carlson, also a first team all-GPAC selection in 2015, returns, as does Cassie Stanek.
Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders have lost three straight matches, all in GPAC play, to fall to 2-3 in league play, 4-10 overall. After a 7-2 win over Mount Marty, Northwestern lost matches to Midland, Hastings and Nebraska Wesleyan.
Valerie Robinson leads Northwestern with an 8-6 record at the #2 singles spot and has won four straight matches. Robinson ranks second all-time with 34 career wins in singles action. Both Daniela Lozano and Kendra McGinnis are 5-9 on the year at #1 and #3 singles, respectively.
Robinson and McKayla Johnson own the best record in doubles, entering Tuesday with a 4-3 record.
Up Next...Northwestern will play both Concordia and Doane in a pair of GPAC matches on Saturday, April 23 in Omaha, Neb.
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