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RiverHawks make sixth straight MIAA Tournament Finals Appearance

Published 4/18/18

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the sixth straight year Northeastern State will play for a MIAA Women's Tennis Tournament Championship following a 5-0 sweep over Washburn (12-8) on Tuesday evening. 
One year ago, the RiverHawks (17-4) got over the hump in their fifth try at the league's postseason title, and won its last 24 matches against MIAA teams in postseason and regular season play.
A 25th win on Wednesday evening would give Northeastern State its seventh overall women's tennis title in six years of MIAA membership.
Even more impressive is the dominance NSU has had its last six contests where they have only lost one dual point, and has swept its last four opponents.  
Northeastern State set the pace early on the Ichabods in doubles.  Mayra Jovic and Karla Tomaic throttled Washburn's Logan Morrissey and Alexis Czapinski, 8-2 on the main court; the Ichabods duo were ranked No.4 in the nation.
Just two weeks ago, Washburn took a 2-1 doubles lead on the RiverHawks.  Following that match, NSU used a new doubles lineup which has been 17-1 overall.
With the three point lead and needing two wins to clinch, the RiverHawks' Molly Worden came off the court first with a 6-4, 6-3 win on court three.  Tatjana Stoll was the overall match clincher on the main court with her 18th straight win beating WU's Czapinski 6-2, 6-0.
First serve for the MIAA Championship match on Wednesday evening will be at 6 p.m.

#6 Northeastern State 5, Washburn 0
04/17/2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Dillon Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. #6 Tatjana Stoll (NSU) def. #60 Czapinski,Alexis (WU) 6-2, 6-0
2. #51 Mayra Jovic (NSU) vs. Engelbrecht,Jacqueli (WU) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
3. Molly Worden (NSU) def. Morrissey,Logan (WU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Lysaught,Madison (WU) vs. Chantal Nosievici (NSU) no result
5. Gonzales,MaKenna (WU) vs. Betka Gombarova (NSU) no result
6. Burr,Ally (WU) vs. Karla Tomaic (NSU) no result

Doubles competition
1. Mayra Jovic/Karla Tomaic (NSU) def. #4 Czapinski,Alexis/Morrissey,Logan (WU) 8-2
2. Molly Worden/Chantal Nosievici (NSU) def. Engelbrecht,Jacqueli/Burr,Ally (WU) 8-5
3. Tatjana Stoll/Easton Parker (NSU) def. Lysaught,Madison/Gonzales,MaKenna (WU) 8-2

Match Notes
Washburn 12-8
Northeastern State 17-4

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