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LWC Women's Tennis downs NW Ohio 5-3 , Fri 17 Mar 2017

By Matthew Wurzburger
News from Lindsey Wilson College

BOURBONNAIS, IL (Fri 17 Mar 2017) - The No. 2-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's tennis team collected its second victory in as many days after topping No. 15-ranked Northwestern Ohio 5-3 in a neutral-site match on Friday.

The Blue Raiders (8-4) are now 6-0 against NAIA competition after dispatching the Racers (6-4).

Lindsey Wilson led 2-1 after doubles.

Alex Shchipakina and Natalia Kattah put the first point on the board with an 8-3 victory over Ana Lacerda and Xiomara Aguilar in the third-seeded doubles set. Northwestern Ohio then leveled the match with an 8-6 win in the second-seeded flight.

Maria Prados Cid and Fiona Curty gave the Blue Raiders a lead going into singles play after defeating Amanda Schneider and Alisa Reshetnikova - the No. 8-ranked doubles pairing in the nation - 9-7.

The top-seeded singles flight featured a top-12 matchup as No. 12-ranked Shchipakina defeated No. 8-ranked Schneider - 6-3, 6-2.

Northwestern Ohio then rallied off two-consecutive victories to pull even at 3-3. Vladica Djurdjevic won in straight sets over Kattah in the third-seeded match.

No. 33-ranked Reshetnikova went the distance with No. 16-ranked Minja Gligic in the second-seeded flight. Gligic took the first set 6-3 before dropping the second set 6-4. Reshetnikova won the decisive third set 6-0.

The Blue Raiders then put the Racers away with back-to-back wins in the fifth- and sixth-seeded matches.

Prados Cid downed Lacerda in straight sets - 6-1, 6-1 - in the fifth-seeded flight. Jovana Peric dropped just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Whiteny Vispoel in the sixth-seeded match to give Lindsey Wilson the win.

Curty was up a set when the match ended.

This story was posted on 2017-03-18 05:42:29
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