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    Wildcats Blow Past Buckeyes, 6-1

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Linda Abu Mushrefova improved to 9-0 in Big Ten singles play this season.
    Linda Abu Mushrefova improved to 9-0 in Big Ten singles play this season.

    April 14, 2013

    Site: Columbus, Ohio (OSU Outdoor Courts)
    Score: No. 16 Northwestern 6, No. 62 Ohio State 1
    Records: NU (13-8, 7-2 Big Ten), Ohio State (10-11, 3-6 Big Ten)
    Next NU Event: Friday, April 19 - at Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.), 3 p.m. CT


    COLUMBUS, Ohio - No. 16 Northwestern had little trouble trouble with No. 62 Ohio State Sunday, posting a 6-1 win.

    The Wildcats needed to rally back to take the doubles point as the Buckeyes got an 8-6 win at No. 3 which was the first match to end. However, the ninth-ranked duo of Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton posted an 8-5 win at No. 1, leaving things up to the match at No. 2. Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett continued their stellar play as a pair, winning their seventh-straight match as they defeated Fidan Manashirova and Gabby Steele 8-6.

    NU was able to roll in singles play as it won five of the six matches, including four in straight sets. Mushrefova improved to 9-0 in Big Ten play as she trounced Steele 6-1, 6-2 to put the 'Cats up 2-0 in the match.

    Nida Hamilton also took care of her opponent in two sets as she defeated Nicole Flower 6-3, 6-4 before 55th-ranked Kate Turvy clinched the match at No. 1 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over 45th-ranked Kelsey Dieters.

    Barnett was also triumphant at No. 5 as she took down Grainne O'Neill 7-5, 6-3. Ohio State got its only win of the day at No. 2 as Manashirova defeated Corning, but Belinda Niu wrapped up the day by rallying back for a 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) win over Kara Cecil.

    Northwestern is back in action at 3 p.m. Central time Friday as it closes out the road portion of the regular season by traveling to Purdue.

    #16 Northwestern 6, #62 Ohio State 1

    1. #55 Kate Turvy (NU) def. #45 Kelsey Dieters (OSU) 6-1, 6-3
    2. Fidan Manashirova (OSU) def. #106 Veronica Corning (NU) 6-3, 7-5
    3. Belinda Niu (NU) def. Kara Cecil (OSU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
    4. Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU) def. Gabby Steele (OSU) 6-1, 6-2
    5. Alicia Barnett (NU) def. Grainne O'Neill (OSU) 7-5, 6-3
    6. Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Nicole Flower (OSU) 6-3, 6-4
    Order of finish: 4, 6, 1*, 5, 2, 3



    1. #9 Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Kara Cecil/Kelsey Dieters (OSU) 8-5
    2. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett (NU) def. Fidan Manashirova/Gabby Steele (OSU) 8-6
    3. Kelsey Becker/Grainne O'Neill (OSU) def. Belinda Niu/Kate Turvy (NU) 8-6
    Order of finish: 3, 1, 2*


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