From Staff reports
The No. 37-ranked Northeastern State women’s tennis team took down Lindenwood University 8-1 Saturday morning at the NSU Tennis Complex.
The RiverHawks (17-2, 8-1 MIAA) swept the doubles points for the 12th time this season and took all but one singles match from the Lions (4-9, 2-5 MIAA).
The first decision of the day came on the second doubles court where the junior tandem of Jeanne Mallem and Houda Bellamine defeated Daria Ivanova and Sarah Sharpe, 8-2.
Junior Martina Bruzikova, the reigning MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, teamed with sophomore Barbora Jirickova to post an 8-0 victory over Alexandra Medvedeva and Shreeja Karki on the third court.
Senior Ivana Belejova and freshman Kristina Savchenkov, the nation’s No. 19-ranked doubles team, defeated Adela Slovakova and Gloria Marras 8-5 on the top court to wrap up the first three points of the match.
Savchenkov made quick work of Marras in singles action, as the RiverHawk defeated the Lion 6-2, 6-1, from the second position. Mallem clinched the team portion of competition with a 6-2, 6-0, triumph over Medvedeva at the fourth flight.
Jirickova posted a 6-0, 6-2, victory over Karki on the sixth court, and Bellamine beat Sharpe 6-2, 6-1, from the fifth position.
Bruzikova trumped Ivanova 6-0, 6-0, on the third court, and Lindenwood’s lone point of the match came at the top of the order, when Slovakova closed proceedings with a 6-1, 6-4, victory over Belejova.
NSU will face Truman State at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Tennis Match Results
Apr 06, 2013 at Tahlequah, Okla.
(NSU Tennis Complex)
#37 Northeastern State 8, Lindenwood 1
1. Adela Slovakova (LWU) def. Ivana Belejova (NSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Kristina Savchenkov (NSU) def. Gloria Marras (LWU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Martina Bruzikova (NSU) def. Daria Ivanova (LWU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jeanne Mallem (NSU) def. Alexandra Medvedeva (LWU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Houda Bellamine (NSU) def. Sarah Sharpe (LWU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Barbora Jirickova (NSU) def. Shreeja Karki (LWU) 6-0, 6-2
1. #19 Ivana Belejova/Kristina Savchenkov (NSU) def. Adela Slovakova/Gloria Marras (LWU) 8-5
2. Jeanne Mallem/Houda Bellamine (NSU) def. Daria Ivanova/Sarah Sharpe (LWU) 8-2
3. Martina Bruzikova/Barbora Jirickova (NSU) def. Alexandra Medvedeva/Shreeja Karki (LWU) 8-0