Drake Downs Northern Iowa, 4-1, To Advance At MVC Championship
WICHITA, Kan. - The Drake women’s tennis team registered a 4-1 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday (April 26) in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship to advance to the conference semifinals for the second year in a row.
The Bulldogs moved onto the MVC semifinals where they will face second-seeded Southern Illinois in a 2:00 p.m. tilt on Saturday (April 27).
Drake captured the early momentum in the affair claiming victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles positions to stake itself to a 1-0 advantage.
The Panthers evened the affair at one in singles after a win by Walker at the top spot.
Sophomore Nell Boyd (Arlington Heights, Ill.) put Drake ahead to stay after besting Jessica King, 6-4, 6-3, on the No. 4 court.
Extending the Bulldogs’ lead to 3-1 at No. 3 was freshman Maddie Johnson (Onalaska, Wis.), as she dispatched Chelsea Moore, 6-4, 6-1.
Punching Drake’s ticket into the semifinals with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph at No. 2 over Lankelma was freshman Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp, Belgium).
DRAKE (13-9) DEF. NORTHERN IOWA (8-11), 4-1
APRIL 26, 2013 • WICHITA, KAN.
No. 1 Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Klavdija Rebol (DU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Evy Van Genechten (DU) def. Krissy Lankelma (UNI), 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 Maddie Johnson (DU) def. Chelsea Moore (UNI), 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Nell Boyd (DU) def. Jessica King (UNI), 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 Jordan Eggleston (DU) leading Lindsay Cayton (UNI), 6-1 unfinished
No. 6 Mariel Ante (DU) vs. Trishe Hinke (UNI), match not contested
Order of Finish: 1,4,3,2
No. 1 Eggleston/Rebol (DU) def. Lankelma/Walker (UNI), 8-5
No. 2 Boyd/Van Genechten (DU) leading King/Moore (UNI). 5-4 unfinished
No. 3 Ante/Ali Patterson (DU) def. Cayton/Hinke (UNI), 8-1
Order of Finish: 3,1,