Drury takes down Northern Iowa 5-2

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury took down NCAA-I opponent Northern Iowa 5-2 on Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.
The Panthers, ranked 24th in NCAA-II, won their fifth straight to improve to 13-2, while Northern Iowa dropped to 5-13.
Drury took a 1-0 lead in the match, winning two of the three doubles match-ups. DU’s top doubles combo of Kseniia Eremina and Ewa Samberger won 6-3, and their number doubles team of Alma Abazi and Nastasia Jedrychowski earned a 6-2 victory.
In singles play, Clara Kuehnle put the Panthers up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Thaissa Moreira, then Drury claimed a 3-0 advantage after Maria De La Torre Espejo’s 6-4, 6-1 victory over Olivia Fain.
Drury clinched the win on Alma Abazi’s victory over Emma Carr, 6-2, 7-6. The Panthers tacked on another win as Kseniia Eremina defeated Issa Sullivan 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. 
Drury is in action again next Friday when they travel to Quincy for a 2 pm match in Quincy, Illinois.
#24 Drury 5, Northern Iowa 2
4/16/2022 at Springfield, Mo. (Cooper Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. Darta Dalecka (UNIW) def. Ewa Samberger (DRURY-W) 6-2, 6-3
2. Alma Abazi (DRURY-W) def. Emma Carr (UNIW) 6-2, 7-6
3. Andrijana Brkic (UNIW) def. N. Jedrychowski (DRURY-W) 6-2, 6-2
4. Clara Kuehnle (DRURY-W) def. Thaissa Moreira (UNIW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kseniia Eremina (DRURY-W) def. Issa Sullivan (UNIW) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
6. Maria Espejo (DRURY-W) def. Olivia Fain (UNIW) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Kseniia Eremina/Ewa Samberger (DRURY-W) def. Darta Dalecka/Lorena Cardoso (UNIW) 6-3
2. Alma Abazi/N. Jedrychowski (DRURY-W) def. Andrijana Brkic/Thaissa Moreira (UNIW) 6-2
3. Emma Carr/Issa Sullivan (UNIW) def. Maria Espejo/Clara Kuehnle (DRURY-W) 6-2
Match Notes
Northern Iowa 5-13
Drury 13-2; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,6,1,3,2,5)
T-2:47 A-46

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