---Maggie Koetter teamed up with Patricia Brinck to give NKU an 8-3 win in No. 3 doubles competition against Northwood.

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Northwood (Mich.) women’s tennis team ended Northern Kentucky University’s season Friday by posting a 5-1 win over the Norse in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament.

Northwood (18-3) won the first two doubles matches to build a 2-0 lead. NKU’s No. 3 doubles team of Patricia Brinck and Maggie Koetter then posted an 8-3 win over Raphaela Perisic and Nicole Kromer to make it 2-1 heading into the singles competition.

Northwood, the top seed in the regional tournament, earned the victory by earning straight-set wins at the top three singles positions. NKU, which advanced by defeating Southern Illinois at Edwardsville on Thursday, closed its season with an 18-5 record.

Northwood, which is ranked 18th nationally, earned a trip to Houston, Texas, for the Division II Spring Sports Festival May 14-17.


Northwood 5, Northern Kentucky 1
(at Midland, Mich.)


Singles competition
1. Darina Berkova (NU) def. Patricia Brinck (NKU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Ashley Neumann (NU) def. Stephanie Isaacs (NKU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Julia Goncalves (NU) def. Kristen Sunday (NKU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Maelys Scerri (NU) vs. Michelle Schirmann (NKU) unfinished
5. Nicole Kromer (NU) vs. Emily Okerson (NKU) unfinished
6. Raphaela Perisic (NU) vs. Maggie Koetter (NKU) unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Ashley Neumann/Julia Goncalves (NU) def. Stephanie Isaacs/Kristen Sunday (NKU) 8-1
2. Darina Berkova/Maelys Scerri (NU) def. Emily Okerson/Michelle Schirmann (NKU) 8-3
3. Patricia Brinck/Maggie Koetter (NKU) def. Raphaela Perisic/Nicole Kromer (NU) 8-3