The Fort Hays State women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 MIAA loss to visiting Northeastern State on Monday. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 3-6 overall with an 0-4 conference mark. The RiverHawks improve to 4-6 while boasting 2-1 MIAA record.
The RiverHawks claimed all singles matches over the Tigers, starting with Tatjana Stoll claiming a 6-1, 6-1 win over Laura Jimenez-Lendinez in the No. 1 spot. At No. 2, Mayra Jovic defeated Lauren Lindell in a 6-1, 6-3 contest, while Betka Gombarova defeated Ellea Ediger 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3. Kristela Vidnere earned a 6-0, 6-2 win over Haley Weidemann with Karla Tomaic defeating Nicole Lubbers 6-0, 6-0 and Melissa Vera winning against Kimberly Stone, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles play also went to the RiverHawks, with the 1-3 positions in favor of Northeastern State. The RiverHawk duo of Stoll and Jovic took down Lindell and Natalie Lubbers 6-1, with Betka Gombarova and Kristela VIdnere defeating FHSU's No. 2 doubles of Nicole Lubbers and Jimenez-Lendinez, 2-6. In the final doubles contest of the day, NSU's Emma Warnock and Tomaic defeated FHSU's Ediger and Weidemann, 6-2.
The Tigers look ahead to two contests this upcoming weekend, starting with a Friday (March 29) match at Southwest Baptist with the first serve set for 3 p.m. On Saturday (March 30), Fort Hays State continues its Missouri road trip in St. Charles as they take on Lindenwood at 11 a.m.