SCORE: Northwood 5, Grand Valley State 4
RECORDS: Northwood (4-0, 4-0 GLIAC), Grand Valley State (3-1, 3-1 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Gerstacker Courts at Northwood University - Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood earned a hard-fought 5-4 win over Grand Valley State in a key Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match.
INSIDE THE MATCH
- The Timberwolves took the lead after doubles thanks to earning wins at the top two positions, taking a 2-1 lead into singles.
- The two teams split the six singles matches, all of which were decided in straight sets.
- NU's Anna Aniskina picked up a dramatic 7-6, 7-6 win at the No. 5 slot which proved to be the deciding match.
• Aniskina, Veronika Radlinger: 2-0 on the day for Northwood.
- Northwood and Grand Valley shared the GLIAC Championship a year ago – both teams finished the regular season with a 10-1 record in conference play.
- With today's win, Northwood is the last undefeated team in the GLIAC.
- The Timberwolves will travel to Michigan Tech October 1 for a GLIAC match. First serve is set for 10 a.m.
1. Madison Ballard (GV) def. Carol Arnez-Mercado (NU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Veronika Radlinger (NU) def. Alexa Sweeney (GV) 6-2, 6-2
3. Abby Perkins (GV) def. Olesia Riabchuk (NU) 7-5, 7-6
4. Tetyana Pavych (NU) def. Aimee Moccia (GV) 6-1, 6-1
5. Anna Aniskina (NU) def. Livia Christman (GV) 7-6, 7-6
6. Nicole Heiniger (GV) def. Yuliia Russu (NU) 6-2, 6-2