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Women's Tennis Finishes Year On High Note With Victory Friday

Women's Tennis Finishes Year On High Note With Victory Friday
Friday, April 5, 2019
Women's Tennis Finishes Year On High Note With Victory Friday

GRIFFITH, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's tennis team finished their 2018-19 season on a high note as the Pride swept all the matches against Concordia (Mich.), 7-0, at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club, Friday.

PNW started out winning all three matches in doubles competition to go ahead 1-0. The Pride automatically won No. 3 doubles by default. 

Freshman Kelli Canul (Munster, Ind./Munster) and senior Cynthia Basu-Chavez (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) picked up the victory at No. 2 doubles against Concordia's Taylor Kahlstorf and Tina Perumalla, 6-0. Sophomore Lena van Bergen (Wesel, Germany) and freshman Patricia Dizon (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator) captured the sweep at doubles for PNW as the duo defeated Kaylee Tucker and Charity Felton at No. 1 doubles, 6-1.

Going ahead 1-0 heading into singles competition. PNW won all six matches at singles play.

Basu-Chavez recorded her last victory at PNW, picking up the win at No. 5 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. van Bergen nearly pulled off the complete sweep at No. 1 singles, defeating her opponent, 6-0, 6-1. 

Carolina Yepez (Guayaquil, Ecuador) only lost one game and it came in the opening set as the junior won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. Canul had total control of her match at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Dizon closed out the match for the Pride winning in back-to-back sets at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-0. PNW won at No. 6 singles by default as Concordia ran out of players.

PNW women's tennis concludes their 2018-19 season at 5-14 in their second season in the Great Lakes Athletic Intercollegiate Conference.