Women’s tennis drops to 2-2

By Danielle Brown

Women’s tennis (2-2) played Bradley University on Saturday, dropping the 4-3 bout in a hard-fought contest.

Saturday’s loss marks the first time NIU has lost to Bradley in seven years. “It was a tough loss for the team [Saturday],” said head coach Tanya Gombera, according to an NIU Athletics news release. “I thought we played well in certain spots. All credit goes to Bradley for competing well and winning some close matches.”


1. Adey Osabuohien (NIU) def. Ariel Dechter (BU), 7-5, 7-6.

2. Cristina Alvarez (NIU) def. Alejandra de Lasa (BU), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.

3. Aimee Manfredo (BU) def. Michelle Erasmus (NIU), 6-3, 6-0.

4. Irinka Toidze (BU) def. Abigail Dekkinga (NIU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

5. Malini Wijesinghe (BU) def. Evelyn Youel (NIU), 6-4, 6-4.

6. Ashley Thai (BU) def. Meghan Montgomerie (NIU), 6-4, 6-2.


1. Alvarez/Osabuohien (NIU) def. de Lasa/Thai (BU), 7-5.

2. Erasmus/Montgomerie (NIU) def. Dechter/Toidze (BU), 7-6.

3. Manfredo/Wijesinghe (BU) def. Dekkinga/Youel (NIU), 6-2.