BOUBONNAIS, Ill. – It was a tough weekend for the No. 17 Olivet Nazarene University women's tennis team. Not only did Mother Nature dump snow across the region, forcing the six-team ONU Spring Invite inside, but all three teams the Tigers would face were ranked in the top-15 of the latest NAIA Coaches' Poll.
Olivet Nazarene 1 No. 15 Northwestern Ohio 5
The No. 3 doubles duo of Anna Kuechenberg (JR/Crystal Lake, Ill.) and Morgan Winnie (JR/Northbrook, Ill.) picked up a huge 8-6 win to send the match into singles down just 2-1. But the Racers were too much for the Tigers, picking up wins at Nos. 1-3 to take the match.
Olivet Nazarene 3 No. 11 Indiana Wesleyan 6
Prisila Nuñez and Dana Huck (FR/Huntertown, Ind.) picked up an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles to keep things close heading into singles. Victoria Monakhova (JR/Moscow, Russia) and Faith Huckabee (SR/Hazel Crest, Ill.) each picked up singles wins. Monakhova downed Alex Mella 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2, while Huckabee won 6-3, 6-4 over Marrissa Klein at No. 4.
Olivet Nazarene 1 No. 2 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5
Monakhova and Huckabee teamed up for the lone win against No. 2 Lindsey Wilson. The duo defeated Minja Gligic and Jovana Peric 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.
The Tigers (2-8) return to action on Friday, March 24 facing Roosevelt University (Ill.) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action. The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
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