Women’s tennis struggles to win games late in season

By Danielle Brown

Women’s tennis (6-9, 1-2 MAC) played at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford for the last time this season Friday, losing to the University of Akron (13-6, 3-0 MAC) with a 7-0 score line.

Junior Adey Osabuohien came close to winning her No. 1 singles match, winning the first match but falling short in the following ones, keeping the Huskies from getting their lone win for the day.

NIU will play the University of Toledo at 1 p.m. Friday in Toledo, Ohio.


1. Ariadna Blinova (UA) def. Osabuohien, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7).

2. Sophia Geier (UA) def. Cristina Alvarez, 6-0, 6-3.

3. Shannon Newnes (UA) def. Abigail Dekkinga, 6-2, 6-3.

4. Martina Zerbola (UA) def. Michelle Erasmus, 6-1, 6-1.

5. Luisa Echeverry (UA) def. Evelyn Youel, 6-1, 6-4.

6. Carli Knezevich (UA) def. Meghan Montgomerie, 6-2, 6-2.


1. Maksimava/Newnes (UA) vs. Osabuohien/Youel (NIU) DNF.

2. Geier/Knezevich (UA) def. Dekkinga/Erasmus (NIU), 6-4.

3. Zerbola/Blinova (UA) def. Alvarez/Montgomerie (NIU), 6-1.