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Women’s tennis season comes to an end against No. 3 North Carolina

Women’s tennis season comes to an end against No. 3 North Carolina
(Daily file photo by Sophie Mann)

By Mike Marut

In a valiant effort to try to topple its first top-5 ranked opponent since 2014, Northwestern came up short to No. 3 North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Championships, 4-2.

The match had a tough start with the Wildcats losing the doubles point, but sophomore Alex Chatt quickly earned NU its first singles point of the day. Half of all singles matches went to a third set.

Sophomore Maddie Lipp at court No. 2, senior Alicia Barnett at court No. 3 and junior Brooke Rischbieth at court No. 6 all gave their opponents runs for their money. The only other singles victory came from Lipp and the final blow came from Rischbieth’s loss at No. 6.

The Wildcats end the season with a 14-11 overall record.

Wildcats’ women’s tennis team receives NCAA Tournament bid

Wildcats’ women’s tennis team receives NCAA Tournament bid
(Daily file photo by Lauren Duquette)

The Wildcats received their 18th-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Ranked No. 30 in the nation, the Cats (13-10, 10-1 Big Ten) draw No. 42 Ole Miss (13-11, 3-10 SEC) in the first round, which will be hosted by North Carolina and will be played on Friday, May 13.

A first-round victory would pit Northwestern against the winner of No. 3 North Carolina and East Tennessee State in a second-round duel, also hosted by the Tar Heels. Subsequent matches will be played in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Northwestern has advanced to the tournament’s Round of 16 in 12 of their last 17 berths, and to the national quarterfinals three times.