The Red Raider tennis team fell to both Nebraska Wesleyan and Hastings on Saturday, March 27, in Lincoln, Neb.
Against Nebraska Wesleyan, freshman Kellie Korver and senior Bobbie Lydick both forced a tie-breaker, but Northwestern failed to score when both Raiders lost 8-10. Korver was defeated in the No. 4 singles spot 1-6 in her first set but came back to win 6-7 in her second set. Lydick followed at No. 6 singles with a 1-6 loss and 7-6 win. Sophomore Julie Mineart and freshman Jennifer Jansen lost a close match, 6-8, in the No. 1 doubles.
NW earned some wins in a 3-6 loss to Hastings. Senior Jessica Pomerenke picked up a win in #3 doubles, 6-4 and 6-3. Junior Nessa Summers added a win in the No. 6 singles spot, winning 6-1 and 6-0. Summers joined junior Laura Starr to win in the No. 3 doubles spot, 8-6.
Summers and Lydick each claimed a victory on February 26 again Southwest Minnesota State. Summers went 7-6, 3-7 and 6-0 to win at No. 5 singles and Lydick won in the No. 6 spot 6-4, 5-7 and 11-9. The Mustangs won by a 7-2 margin.
Next the Raiders take on Briar Cliff at home on Wednesday, April 7, at 4 p.m.