The Buena Vista women’s tennis team continued its home schedule on Saturday out on the Buntrock Tennis Courts, and the Beavers finished the day with a pair of victories, winning a 5-4 thriller over the University of Dubuque before cruising to an 8-1 triumph over Northwestern College (IA).
In the opener with the Spartans, the Beavers put the pressure on early in the match, taking two of the three doubles matches for the 2-1 lead. Junior Haley Hinrichs evened her singles record at 2-2 with a come-from-behind three-set victory (1-6, 6-3, 10-2).
Dubuque was victorious in the second, third and fourth slots, before Kassidy Ipsen and Samantha Kavan cruised to straight-set victories to clinch the win.
The Beavers dropped the number one doubles match, 8-5, to the Red Raiders before cruising from there, winning the final eight matches.
Buena Vista improves to 2-3 overall (1-2 IIAC) on the year and will return to Iowa Conference action on Wednesday afternoon with a road match against Central College in Fort Dodge at 3:30pm.
Check out photos of our student-athletes in action in the Beaver sports photo galleries.