The Northwestern College women’s tennis team fell to 6-3 after losing its second successive non-conference match 8-1 to Central College on Saturday in Pella.
Freshman Amanda Bueltel earned NW’s only win in a 6-2, 6-3 straight-sets victory and improved her record to 4-3 for the year. She competed as the No. 6 seed.
Sophomore Frankie Eszes lost 7-5, 6-3 in a tough No. 1 singles matchup. Junior Terry Odera lost 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 2 match.
Sophomore third seed Jami Koens won the first set 6-4 but was unable to hold onto the lead and lost the remaining two sets 6-4, 10-7 in an extended third set.
Sophomore Hannah Stark also won the first set 6-2 in her match, but her opponent came back to win the next two 6-2, 10-2 in another close match.
Junior Missy Yorchak was beaten 6-0, 6-3 in the fifth-seed singles match.
Eszes and Koens lost 8-1 in the top doubles match. Odera and Yorchak also lost 8-1 in the second doubles matchup. Stark and Bueltel were narrowly defeated 9-8 in a thrilling match in the third and final doubles match.
The squad lost 7-2 to Simpson in a non-conference match on April 5 in Indianola.
Eszes and Yorchak earned the only wins for the Raiders during the match. Eszes improved to 4-4 on the year with a 6-3, 6-2 straight-set victory in the top singles matchup. Yorchak defeated her opponent 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 5 matchup and improved her record to 3-3.
In the No. 2 match, Odera lost 6-1, 6-3. Koens was defeated 6-1, 7-5 in the No. 3 match. Stark lost 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 4 match, and Bueltel lost 6-2, 6-2 in the sixth and final singles matchup.
Eszes and Koens were defeated 8-2 in the top doubles match. Odera and Yorchak lost 8-2 in the second doubles match. Stark and Bueltel lost 8-6 in a close game in the third and final doubles matchup.
The Wednesday match against Morningside in Sioux City was postponed to Wednesday, April 24.