NIU Tops Akron In Women's Tennis Tournament Opening Round Match

Updated 4/26/2007

Northern Illinois Tops Akron In Women's Tennis Tournament Match

TOLEDO, Ohio - No. 8 seed Northern Illinois swept to a 4-0 victory over No. 9 seed Akron in an opening round match of the 2007 MAC Women's Tennis Tournament Thursday afaternoon at Laurel Hill Court. The Huskies advance to face the No. 1 seed Western Michigan Friday in a quarterfinal match.

The MAC Championship runs through Sunday, with the winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
(8) Northern Illinois 4, (9) Akron 0
MAC Championship - Opening Round
Laurel Hill Courts - Toledo, Ohio
1-Brooks/Forsberg (NIU) vs. Gombera/Sherlock (UA) 4-5 (DNF)
2-Umemura/Asuaje (NIU) def. Larson/Berry (UA) 8-3
3-Delgadillo/Edner (NIU) def. Aude Percherin/Carlson (UA) 8-2

1-Lilian Asuaje (NIU) vs. Tanya Gombera (UA) 6-3 (DNF)
2-Jenny Edner (NIU) def. Jenna Larson (UA) 6-0, 6-0
3-Nao Umemura (NIU) def. Amy Sherlock (UA) 6-2, 6-1
4-Brooke Forsberg (NIU) vs. Lindsey Berry (UA) 6-6 (DNF)
5-Doris Delgadillo (NIU) def. Alyssa Carlson (UA) 6-2, 6-1
6-Megan Brooks (NIU) vs. Laura Hemlepp (UA) 6-3, 1-0 (DNF)

MAC Tournament - Toledo, Ohio

April 26 - Thursday

No. 8 Northern Illinois 4, No. 9 Akron 0

April 27- Friday

No. 1 Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois, 10 a.m.

No. 4 Bowling Green vs. No. 5 Miami, 10 a.m.

No. 3 Toledo vs. No. 6 Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m.

No. 2 Buffalo vs. No. 7 Ball State, 2 p.m.

April 28 - Saturday

Semifinal No. 1, 10 a.m. (WMU/UA/NIU vs.BGSU/MIA)

Semifinal No. 2, 2 p.m. (UT/EMU vs. UB/BSU)

April 29 - Sunday

Championship, 1 p.m.