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    March. 1, 1998

    No. 22 Northwestern Falls to No. 50 Purdue, 4-3

    The Wildcats women's tennis team (5-5, 1-2 Big Ten), ranked No.22 nationally, suffered a closely contested match to the No. 50 Purdue Boilermakers (3-3, 1-0 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.

    Sophomore Katherine Nasser (59th, ITA) and freshman Shannon Duffy (34th, ITA) won the top two singles matches. Nasser, playing at the No. 1 spot, took a 6-1, 7-5 decsion over Mary Beth Maggart. Second-seeded Shanon Duffy defeated Purdue's Jennifer Embry 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Northwestern nearly pulled off the win as sophomore Leigh Weinraub rallied back and forth in the final set with Hally Cohen, ultimately losing 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

    NU swept the doubles portion, winning all three matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Nasser and freshman Colleen Cheng boosted their overall record to 5-0, 2-0 Big Ten, after downing Maggart and Embry, 9-7.

    The Wildcats travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame on March 7, at 3:30 p.m. The Cats' will return home to host the Penn State Nittany Lions on March 8 at 10 a.m.

    Katherine Nasser vs. Mary Beth Maggart NU: 6-1, 7-5
    Shannon Duffy vs. Jennifer Embry NU: 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
    Colleen Cheng vs. Erika Quebe PUR: 6-4, 6-4
    Laura Guignon vs. Shannon Taheny PUR: 6-3, 7-5
    Jennifer Lutgert vs. Lisa Walgenbach PUR: 6-3, 6-0
    Leigh Weinraub vs. Hally Cohen PUR: 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

    Nasser/Cheng vs. Maggart/Embry NU: 9-7
    Duffy/Weinraub vs. Taheny/Quebe NU: 8-1
    Guignon/Lutgert vs. Walgenbach/Moran NU: 8-2