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Lady Demons Shutout Texas State, to Face UTA/SFA Winner


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 4 Northwestern State needed less than three hours to dispatch No. 5 Texas State from the 2009 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Friday on at the HEB Tennis Center.


The Lady Demons lost only one set in singles play, and the match was called after the completion of the Nos. 2, 4 and 6 singles matches. Northwestern State advances to take on the winner of the matchup between top-seeded and undefeated regular season champion UT Arlington and No. 8 Stephen F. Austin.


Northwestern State claimed the opening point by winning two-of-three doubles matches. Olga Bazhanova and Dragana Colic won at No. 1 by a break, and Adna Curukovic and Daniela Posada won 8-4 at No. 3 to clinch the cumulative win. Texas State earned its only win of the match at No. 2 doubles when Ashley Ellis and Nyssa Peele won 8-4.


In singles play, Bazhanova defeated Ellis 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2, Bianca Schulz topped Lainy Chafitz 6-2, 6-3 and Colic topped Mackenzie Farmer 6-2, 6-1 to give the Lady Demons three points.


Andrea Giraldo’s upset bid against Curukovic was halted after Northwestern State took its 4-0 lead. The Bobcats’ ace won the opening set 2-6, the only victorious set for Texas State in singles action.



Match Three Results

No. 4 Northwestern State def. No. 5 Texas State, 4-0

Apr 24, 2009 at Corpus Christi, Texas


Singles competition:

1. Curukovic, Adna (NWLA-W) vs. Andrea Giraldo (TXST-W) 2-6, 4-1, unfinished

2. Bazhanova, Olga (NWLA-W) def. Ashley Ellis (TXST-W) 6-1, 6-2

3. Lange, Kathrin (NWLA-W) vs. Nyssa Peele (TXST-W) 6-4, 5-2, unfinished

4. Schulz, Bianca (NWLA-W) def. Lainy Chafitz (TXST-W) 6-2, 6-3

5. Posada, Daniela (NWLA-W) vs. Kiki Kruse (TXST-W) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished

6. Colic, Dragana (NWLA-W) def. Mackenzie Farmer (TXST-W) 6-2, 6-1


Doubles competition:

1. Bazhanova, Olga/Colic, Dragana (NWLA-W) def. Andrea Giraldo/Lainy Chafitz (TXST-W) 8-6

2. Ashley Ellis/Nyssa Peele (TXST-W) def. Lange, Kathrin/Schulz, Bianca (NWLA-W) 8-4

3. Curukovic, Adna/Posada, Daniela (NWLA-W) def. Kiki Kruse/Mackenzie Farmer (TXST-W) 8-4


Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles ()




Post-match Quotes

Northwestern State Head Coach – Patric DuBois


"We actually started off pretty slow in doubles and got lucky and squeaked out the

point in doubles, winning 8-6 in the clinching match.  That was huge and made us

much more confident heading into the singles matches."


"We look forward to playing UT Arlington again, we played decent against them the

first match during the regular season.  We are just going to have to play well again

and somehow find more points."



Northwestern State Player -- Sophomore Kathrin Lange


“I think we performed very well, we fought very hard, especially during the doubles.”


"It was really important to us, we carried the momentum over from the doubles to the

singles.  We are a really motivated team."


"It's going to be a dog fight, we are willing to stay out there till dark.  We will

give our best and in the end the better team will win.  They have to beat us or we

have to beat them, we don't give each other anything."


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