Sept. 25, 2002

NKU PLAYS USI ON THURSDAY

Norse to be No. 5 seed in upcoming GLVC Tournament

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s tennis team will play at the University of Southern Indiana at 4 p.m. Thursday in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match.

The Norse, who are 4-3 in the GLVC, will be the No. 5 seed in the upcoming GLVC Championships Oct. 11-12 at St. Louis, Mo. NKU will meet No. 4 seed Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (6-3 in the GLVC) in the first round of the tournament.

Earlier this season, SIUE ended NKU’s GLVC win streak at 51 consecutive matches with a 6-3 victory over the Norse in Highland Heights, Ky. The winner of the NKU-SIUE first-round match will likely face No. 1 seed University of Indianapolis in the semifinals.

NKU will enter the GLVC Championships as the four-time defending champion.

NKU junior Elizabeth Brunsman is unbeaten (7-0) and has been the Norse’s top player this season. In her last match, Brunsman posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Lewis University’s Liezl Mendoza in No. 1 singles competition.

NKU sophomore Lindsay England is also unbeaten in singles competition (7-0) this fall.

GLVC Championships Pairings

(Oct. 11-12, St. Louis, Mo.)

#1 Indianapolis vs. #8 Saint Joseph’s

#4 SIU-Edwardsville vs. #5 Northern Kentucky

#3 Lewis vs. #6 Quincy

#2 Southern Indiana vs. #7 Missouri-St. Louis

Elizabeth Brunsman