Lady Warriors Defeat Northwestern, Open GPAC Play 3-0

FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University won its third straight women’s tennis match on Wednesday, beating Northwestern College 8-1 at the Fremont Family YMCA. The Lady Warriors remain unbeaten in three Great Plains Athletic Conference matches and are 9-7 overall.

“We played a great all-around match. Getting to 3-0 in conference is a great accomplishment, and our next match against the College of St. Mary will be very important,” Coach John Steinke said. “Our women are looking forward to what we can accomplish.”

Midland swept the doubles competition with Gretchen Cooper and Sarah Wood winning 8-3, Annie Allmand and Christina Villarreal winning 8-1, and Danielle Martin and Carolyn Howton winning by default.

The Lady Warriors closed out the match winning five of the six singles contests. Cooper won 7-5, 6-1; Allmand won 7-6 (4), 6-2; Martin won 6-1, 6-0; Villarreal won 8-1; and Howton won 8-6.

“We came out ready to play,” Steinke said. “I was very happy about that after our previous match when we fell behind 2-1 in doubles. Getting the sweep was very important.”

Next up for Midland is the College of St. Mary, another GPAC foe. The match is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fremont High School tennis courts.