NSU women’s tennis pushes MIAA winning streak up to 42

NSU Sports
Don Vieth, Director of Athletics Communications

EDMOND – No. 20 Northeastern State continued its run in the MIAA beating No. 6 Central Oklahoma, 5-4, for the RiverHawks 42nd straight conference win on Sunday afternoon.

The win for NSU was their ninth in a row over its in-state rival and sends the RiverHawks to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA.

Central Oklahoma (11-2, 4-1 MIAA) had the early advantage over Northeastern State winning on courts one and three in doubles.  Mayra Jovic and Karla Tomaic left as NSU’s lone win (8-5) on court two.

Trailing a point into singles, the RiverHawks hammered out wins in the bottom of its lineup.  Mayra Jovic continued her dominance at No. 3 singles winning 6-3, 6-3 to go to 12-0 this season.  On the main court, No. 28 ranked Tatjana Stoll won her third straight match over a ranked foe by besting No. 30 Alli Hodges 6-1, 6-4.

Northeastern State continues MIAA play this upcoming weekend with Washburn and Emporia State visiting Tahlequah.

Singles competition

  1. #28 Tatjana Stoll (NSU) def. #30 Alli Hodges (UCO) 6-1, 6-4
  2. #21 Laetitia Charbonnet (UCO) def. Molly Worden (NSU) 7-6 (6-4), 5-7, 6-2
  3. Mayra Jovic (NSU) def. Kirtana Bhat (UCO) 6-3, 6-3
  4. Paola Landin (UCO) def. Chantal Nosievici (NSU) 6-1, 6-4
  5. Betka Gombarova (NSU) def. Sarah Van Eeckhoudt (UCO) 6-2, 7-5
  6. Karla Tomaic (NSU) def. Alix Williams (UCO) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. Kirtana Bhat/Laetitia Charbonnet (UCO) def. #23 Tatjana Stoll/Molly Worden (NSU) 8-5
  2. Karla Tomaic/Mayra Jovic (NSU) def. Alli Hodges/Paola Landin (UCO) 8-5
  3. Alix Williams/Sarah Van Eeckhoudt (UCO) def. Chantal Nosievici/Easton Parker (NSU) 8-6

Match Notes

Northeastern State 10-4, 4-0 MIAA; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #2

Central Oklahoma 11-2, 4-1 MIAA; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #1