Bearkats defeat Northwestern State at home, improve to 5-1 in conference play

HUNTSVILLE (SID) – Irina Sotnikova defeated Bogusia Patzer, 6-3, 6-4 at number one singles and paired with Lata Assudani for a victory at number one doubles to lead Sam Houston State University to a 4-3 Southland Conference women’s tennis victory over Northwesten State Sunday at the McAdams Tennis Center.

Brooke Mills and Peta Taylor combined to win at number two doubles to give the Bearkats the doubles point and Taylor won at number four singles for Marine Neveu, 6-3, 6-4. Northwestern State had to default at number six singles due to an injury.

“I was very impressed with the effort of Northwestern today. They came in having to default a doubles match and a singles match due to injuries, but they still gave us all that we could handle,” SHSU head coach Jim Giachino said. “We did what we needed to do this weekend in winning our two conference matches. We continue to compete very hard, and I was pleased to see Peta and Brooke playing much better in singles. We will need their production as we head down the stretch in our last five conference matches.”

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