Women's Tennis Advances In NCAA Tournament With 5-3 Win Over Lewis

Northwood will now face Drury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
Northwood will now face Drury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament


Northwood Timberwolves 5, Lewis Flyers 3
RECORDS: Northwood (21-2), Lewis (16-8)
LOCATION: Midland, Mich. – Greater Midland Tennis Center
RECAP: Northwood advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Tournament with a 5-4 win over Lewis Monday (May 1).


  • Northwood, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, fell behind early to the seventh-seeded Flyers, as Lewis took the opening match of the day 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.
  • The Timberwolves responded the rest of the way in doubles – Northwood won the No. 2 and No. 3 contests by matching scores of 8-4 to lead heading into singles.
  • Lewis got the first point of singles on a win at the No. 1 slot to level the score at 2-2.
  • The bottom of the Timberwolves lineup came up big at that point, taking the No. 5 and No. 6 matches in straight-sets to put Northwood one point away from victory at 4-2.
  • After Lewis won at the No. 2 match to make the score 4-3, Anna Aniskina closed out the victory at No. 4 singles. Her 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 victory gave NU the overall win.
  • The Flyers were serving to win the No. 3 match when Northwood closed out the match.



  • Northwood will now face third-seeded Drury in the second round at Noon Tuesday (May 2) at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. Drury picked up a thrilling 5-4 win over No. 6 seed Missouri-St. Louis in the opening round. The Northwood/Drury will advance to the round of 16 in Altamonte Spring, Fla. May 10.

Singles competition

1. Dora Andrejszki (LEWISW) def. Carol Arnez-Mercado (NU) 6-2, retired

2. Nora Mindiyarova (LEWISW) def. Olesia Riabchuk (NU) 6-1, 6-4

3. Tetyana Pavych (NU) vs. Oana Trus (LEWISW) 6-7, 2-5, unfinished

4. Anna Aniskina (NU) def. Sara Grozdanovic (LEWISW) 6-7, 6-1, 6-0

5. Kate Berestovenko (NU) def. Megan Conlin (LEWISW) 6-1, 6-3

6. Anastasiia Kazub (NU) def. Hailey Bruining (LEWISW) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Dora Andrejszki/Nora Mindiyarova (LEWISW) def. Anna Aniskina/Carol Arnez-Mercado (NU) 8-2

2. Kate Berestovenko/Tetyana Pavych (NU) def. Oana Trus/Sara Grozdanovic (LEWISW) 8-4

3. Olesia Riabchuk/Anastasiia Kazub (NU) def. Hailey Bruining/Megan Conlin (LEWISW) 8-4


Match Notes

Lewis 16-8; Regional ranking #7

Northwood 21-2; Regional ranking #2

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,5,6,2,4)