Women's Tennis Falls To No. 13 Drury 5-3 In NCAA Tournament Second Round

Olesia Riabchuk won two matches on the day for Northwood
Olesia Riabchuk won two matches on the day for Northwood


No. 13 Drury Panthers 5, Northwood Timberwolves 3
RECORDS: Northwood (21-3), Drury (22-3)
LOCATION: Midland, Mich. – Greater Midland Tennis Center
RECAP: Northwood saw its 2016-17 season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to No. 13 Drury in the NCAA Tournament second round Tuesday (May 2).


  • Drury, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest region, got off to a fast start in doubles, winning the top-two matches to go up 2-0. Second-seeded Northwood earned a 9-8 (5) victory at the No. 3 position thanks to the duo of Olesia Riabchuk and Anastasiia Kazub.
  • The two teams split the first two singles matches, with Drury winning at the No. 1 slot and Northwood's Kate Berestovenko at the No. 5 position (6-3, 6-3) to make the score 3-2.
  • The final four matches were close – all of them went the full three sets. Drury took the No. 6 match to put the Panthers within one point of the overall win at 4-2.
  • NU's Olesia Riabchuk got the Timberwolves back within one at 4-3 thanks to a 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles.
  • Drury then closed out the match with a win at the No. 3 position.