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Drake Downs Northern Iowa, 4-1, To Advance At MVC Championship

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Release: April 26, 2013
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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.

Securing the doubles tally with an 8-5 decision at No. 1 past Krissy Lankelma and Phoebe Walker was freshman Jordan Eggleston (LaQuinta, Calif.) and junior Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia).

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.

SINGLES:

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

DOUBLES:

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,

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