May 5, 2000
NKU DEFEATS TSU IN NCAA II TOURNAMENT
NKU advances to Midwest Regional championship with 5-2 victory
EDMOND, Okla. - The Northern Kentucky University womens tennis team defeated Truman State University, 5-2, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament on Friday.
NKU, which improved to 14-3, advances to Saturdays Midwest Regional championship match against top-seeded Eastern New Mexico University - a 5-2 winner over the University of Central Oklahoma on Friday. NKU was the No. 3 seed entering the Midwest Regional, and Truman State was seeded No. 2.
Truman State (18-3) took a quick 2-1 lead Friday by winning two of the three doubles matches. NKU, however, won four straight in singles competition to capture its first-ever NCAA Tournament match.
Sophomore Jamie OHara defeated Truman States Oleysa Paramonova, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 1 singles competition to spark NKUs victory. OHara improved to 14-1 this season with that win.
Junior Claudia Ruehl, a Boone County High School graduate, clinched the match for NKU at No. 5 singles with a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Jessica McKinney. NKU is now 14-0 against Division II competition this season.
NCAA II MIDWEST REGIONAL (Edmond, Okla.)
NKU 5, TRUMAN STATE 2
OHara (NKU) defeated Paramonova, 6-2, 6-4
Spears (NKU) defeated Schuller, 6-2, 6-4
Chapman (NKU) defeated Konrad, 6-4, 6-4
Ruehl (NKU) defeated McKinney, 6-4, 7-5
OHara-Ruehl (NKU) defeated Schuller-Daniels, 8-5
Paramonova-McKinney (TSU) defeated Spears-Dausch, 8-2
Konrad-Graham (TSU) defeated Chapman-McQueen, 9-7
RECORDS: NKU 14-3, Truman State 18-3.