Women’s tennis beats Lewis for another win

By Danielle Brown

Women’s tennis (2-1) went to work against Lewis University on Friday, outplaying the Flyers by a 6-1 score.

The Huskies managed to win against Lewis in singles matches, going 5-1. They got singles wins in the top two matches from both junior Adey Osabuohien and senior Cristina Alvarez.

NIU also got singles wins from sophomores Evelyn Youel and Abigail Dekkinga, along with freshman Meghan Montgomerie.

Dekkinga, Youel and Montgomerie all became two-time winners after reigning victorious in doubles matches.

Singles matches

1. Adey Osabuohien (NIU) defeated Dora Andrejszki (Lewis), 7-6, 6-1.

2. Cristina Alvarez (NIU) defeated Nora Mindiyarova (Lewis), 7-5, 6-2.

3. Megan Nguyen (Lewis) defeated Michelle Erasmus (NIU), 7-6, 6-4.

4. Abigail Dekkinga (NIU) defeated Jill Wetmore (Lewis), 6-4, 6-1.

5. Evelyn Youel (NIU) defeated Megan Conlin (Lewis), 6-1, 6-1.

6. Meghan Montgomerie (NIU) defeated Hannah Cross (Lewis), 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles matches

1. Andrejszki and Mindiyarova (Lewis) defeated Osabuohien and Alvarez (NIU), 7-5.

2. Dekkinga and Youel (NIU) defeated Nguyen and Wetmore (Lewis), 7-5.

3. Erasmus and Montgomerie (NIU) defeated Conlin and Cross (NIU), 6-0.

Up next

The Huskies will defend their two-game winning streak this week as they take on Bradley University on Saturday.

They will be away from home until April 1 for a matchup with Akron. Many of their home games will be played in Rockford, where they won seven of the eight games they played at the Boylan Tennis Center.

Head coach Tanya Gombera said she was proud of the Huskies’ performance following a victory Friday against Lewis, lauding how they were able to play up to the competition.

“We’re really glad to get the win against a quality team such as Lewis,” Gombera said, according to an NIU Athletics news release.

“They really challenged us in every spot, and we were able to respond well. We now look ahead to the next match against Bradley, which will be another tough contest for us.

Matches are set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Peoria.