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Women’s tennis eliminated from Big Ten tournament

Women’s tennis eliminated from Big Ten tournament
(Daily file photo by Sophie Mann)

Eight days after snapping Michigan’s 37-game Big Ten win streak, Northwestern couldn’t put on a repeat performance as the Wolverines swept the Wildcats 4-0 in the Big Ten tournament semifinals Saturday.

After dropping the doubles point, the Wildcats lost singles matches at No. 5 by Jillian Rooney, No. 3 by Alicia Barnett and No. 4 by Alex Chatt. Saturday was the first time Northwestern got swept since March 25 against Texas Tech.

Michigan will go on to face Ohio State for the conference title.

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Women’s tennis advances to Big Ten Tournament semifinals

Women’s tennis advances to Big Ten Tournament semifinals
(Daily file photo by Leeks Lim)

By Mike Marut

After a bye into the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, Northwestern faced host Michigan State, whom the Wildcats had just beat handily last weekend, and defeated the Spartans 4-1.

This tournament match was no different as NU took the doubles point quickly with wins from the No. 1 and No. 3 courts, who won 6-1 and 6-2, respectively. In singles play, sophomore Maddie Lipp took the upper hand quickly in her match, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0.

Following Lipp was fellow sophomore Erin Larner at the No. 1 singles court. Larner also won in straight sets over opponent Erin Faulkner, 6-4, 6-2.  

Up 3-0 in the match, junior Jillian Rooney fell at No. 5 singles before sophomore Alex Chatt wrapped up the victory for the Cats. Chatt fought back from being down 3-2 in the second set to take the match 6-3, 6-4, battling her opponent at the No. 4 singles court.

Finishing off Spartans 4-1 means that the Cats will face Michigan in the semifinals after they knocked off Purdue 4-0. The post-season rematch will be more difficult than the match last weekend, when NU upset the Wolverines. Coach Claire Pollard has said recently the post-season brings more intense matches than the regular season, so a match pitting the Cats against Michigan could be even more electric than the regular season contest.

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