Tahlequah, Okla. — The Fort Hays State University women’s tennis team went 0-2 in MIAA play during their first conference matches of the 2018 season on a road trip to Oklahoma. In their second contest on the weekend, FHSU fell 9-0 to Northeastern State in Tahlequah to drop their overall record to 5-4 and 0-2 in conference matches.

During doubles play, the Tigers struggled again, dropping all three matches. In 8-2 losses, the pairs of both Natalie Lubbers and Ellea Ediger, as well as Nicole Lubbers and Lauren Jimenez-Lendinez, were defeated by the RiverHawks. The duos of Tatjana Stoll and Molly Worden, alongside Chantal Nosievici and Easton Parker captured the doubles wins for Northeastern State.

Singles contests saw six wins for the RiverHawks, taking all of the tilts to help claim the 9-0 win over the Tigers. No. 23 ranked Stoll of Northeastern State took the 6-0, 6-0 win over Jimenez-Lendinez, while Mayra Jovic defeated Moyers in another 6-0, 6-0 contest. Both Lindell and Ediger got points on the board, but both fell 6-2, 6-1 (Lindell) and 6-2, 6-0 (Moyers).

The Tigers host two home matches this week as Emporia State heads to Hays for a Tuesday match at 2 p.m., followed by a Wednesday march against Washburn, set for 3 p.m.