Northwood University usually controls women's tennis with an iron and unforgiving grip in the GLIAC. Few teams record singles or doubles flight wins over the Timberwolves, but the Chargers accomplished just that, despite losing Friday afternoon in Midland.
Northwood defeated Hillsdale 7-2 to send the Chargers to an 0-2 start, while playing last year's top two conference teams. The Chargers return to the court Saturday morning to take on Ferris State University in Big Rapids.
Since the program was revived in 2011, Hillsdale has lost twice to the Timberwolves by identical 9-0 scores. However, Hillsdale broke through to a point Friday, picking up victories at No. 4singles and No. 1 doubles.
Sophomore Lindsay Peirce earned a win by a score of 6-3, 0-6, 6-4. Peirce was able to impressively rebound from getting shut out in the second set to defeat Northwood's Inesa Asatryan.
At No. 1 doubles, the duo of Morgan and Sydney Delp took out Northwood's top two players Darina Berkova and Nastya Puchkina by an impressive 8-3 score. The win was satisfying to Sydney, the younger Delp, who endured a heartbreaking loss at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 5-7, 12-10 to Puchkina.
Full results can be found below.
Northwood 7, Hillsdale 2
Sep 13, 2013 at Midland, Mich. (Gerstacker Courts)
|1. Darina Berkova (NU) def. Morgan Delp (HC) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Nastya Puchkina (NU) def. Sydney Delp (HC) 6-2, 5-7, 12-10|
|3. Anastasiia Kazub (NU) def. Dana Grace Buck (HC) 6-1, 6-3|
|4. Lindsay Peirce (HC) def. Inesa Asatryan (NU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4|
|5. Anna Aniskina (NU) def. Jada Bissett (HC) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Margarita Asatryan (NU) def. Rachel Blaauw (HC) 6-4, 6-0|
|1. Morgan Delp/Sydney Delp (HC) def. Darina Berkova/Nastya Puchkina (NU) 8-3|
|2. Margarita Asatryan/Inesa Asatryan (NU) def. Jada Bissett/Lindsay Peirce (HC) 8-2|
|3. Anastasiia Kazub/Anna Aniskina (NU) def. Rachel Blaauw/Dana Grace Buck (HC) 8-2|
|Hillsdale 0-2, 0-2 GLIAC|
|Northwood 5-0, 5-0 GLIAC|