Don Vieth, Director of Athletics Communications
TAHLEQUAH – No. 5 Northeastern State made quick work of a shorthanded Emporia State squad for a 9-0 sweep on Saturday morning. The win is the RiverHawks 44th straight in MIAA play and third team shutout of the season.
Emporia State (1-10, 0-6 MIAA) had its work cut from them with NSU given a three-point lead by default by only having an ITA minimum four players traveling to Tahlequah.
Northeastern State brought a different look to its doubles teams against the Hornets. Karla Tomaic and Mayra Jovic played on court one for the first time this season and won 8-3. Easton Parker and Tatjana Stoll were paired together for the first time in six weeks and won 8-3 on Northeastern State’s second doubles court.
With the match clinched, the RiveHawks rolled past ESU on all four courts in its final home conference contest of the season.
Northeastern State moves to 12-4 overall and is 6-0 in the MIAA. The RiverHawks will head on the road this next weekend to face Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western State; a win at both venues will give them at-least a share of fifth straight MIAA regular season title.
No. 5 Northeastern State 9, Emporia State 0
Emporia State 1-10, 0-6 MIAA
Northeastern State 12-4, 6-0 MIAA; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #2