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Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten With 7-2 Win Over Saginaw Valley

Women's Tennis Remains Unbeaten With 7-2 Win Over Saginaw Valley


Northwood Timberwolves 7, Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 2
RECORDS: Northwood (8-0, 8-0 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (6-3, 6-2 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Midland, Mich. – Greater Midland Tennis Center
RECAP: In a match featuring two of the top teams in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Northwood posts a 7-2 win over Saginaw Valley Saturday (October 14).


  • Saginaw Valley entered the match just one game behind Northwood in the standing (7-0/6-1).
  • Northwood took the lead 2-1 after doubles following three lopsided matches. NU won 8-1 at No. 2, while SVSU won 8-1 at the No. 3 slot. The Timberwolves won the final match of doubles 8-4 at the No. 1 position.
  • Northwood came out strong in singles, winning straight-set contests at four positions: No. 1, 2, 3 and 5.
  • The two teams split the final two matches of the day, both of which were decided by third-set super-tiebreakers. SVSU took the win at the No. 4 position, while NU won at No. 6 singles.



  • The Timberwolves will travel Ferris State Saturday (October 21). Match time is set for 10 a.m.

Singles competition

1. Olesia Riabchuk (NU) def. Shea Donahue (SV) 6-2, 6-1

2. Tetyana Pavych (NU) def. Maddie Miller (SV) 6-2, 6-1

3. Carol Arnez-Mercado (NU) def. Joanne Gao (SV) 6-3, 6-0

4. Taylor McLaughlin (SV) def. Vasilisa Mikhaylova (NU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-8)

5. Kate Berestovenko (NU) def. Danielle Slonac (SV) 6-4, 6-3

6. Elizaveta Velichko (NU) def. Maya Campbell (SV) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)


Doubles competition

1. Tetyana Pavych/Carol Arnez-Mercado (NU) def. Shea Donahue/Taylor McLaughlin (SV) 8-4

2. Kate Berestovenko/Elizaveta Velichko (NU) def. Danielle Slonac/Maddie Miller (SV) 8-1

3. Joanne Gao/Maya Campbell (SV) def. Olesia Riabchuk/Vasilisa Mikhaylova (NU) 8-1


Match Notes

Northwood 8-0, 8-0 GLIAC

Saginaw Valley 6-3, 6-2 GLIAC