MOBILE, Ala. -- Indiana Wesleyan University women’s tennis won their final match at the NCCAA National Tournament today with a 5-0 victory against Northwestern (Minn.).
The win brings Indiana Wesleyan to 1-2 in pool play at the national tournament in Mobile, Alabama. IWU was third in the pool and the top two teams advance to the single elimination tournament.
Indiana Wesleyan made quick work of Northwestern with a sweep in doubles and then two straight set victories in singles.
Katie Wilson (SO/Middletown, Ind.) and Kim Mella (JR/Libertyville, Ill.) earned an 8-5 win at the top doubles match while Rachel Bottorff (FR/Newburgh, Ind.) and Rachael Heiniger (SR/Munster, Ind.) cruised to an 8-1 victory at No. 2. Courtney Siepman (SO/Plainfield, Ind.) and Kelsey Vessels (FR/Roanoke, Ind.) teamed at No. 3 for the 8-3 win.
Needing just two points in singles to claim the team victory, Indiana Wesleyan got just that with wins by Mella and Kristen Futrell (SR/Marion, Ind.). Mella made quick work in No. 4-singles with a 6-1, 6-3 win while Futrell added a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 5-singles. The final four matches were left unfinished since IWU had the necessary five team points.
Indiana Wesleyan improves to 25-4 on the season. IWU will remain in Mobile as they prepare for next week’s NAIA National Tournament. Last night, Indiana Wesleyan learned it’s draw as they will play Coastal Georgia in the First Round on Tuesday.