Storm fall to Northwestern in spring opener

Kelly Kuebler
Kelly Kuebler

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Simpson women's tennis team opened the spring season with an 8-1 loss to Northwestern (Iowa) at Drake's Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.

Sarah Barry picked up the lone win for the Storm (3-8), beating Abby Petrick 6-4, 7-5 at No. 6 singles.

Up Next
Simpson returns to action Wednesday, March 28 when it travels to Des Moines to face Grand View. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m.

Northwestern 8, Simpson 1
Singles
1. Zoe Holscher (NWIA) def. Megan Bradley (SIM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Kendra McGinnis (NWIA) def. Cassidy Bierbrodt (SIM) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jacque Ingram (NWIA) def. Kelly Kuebler (SIM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kelly Shortenhaus (NWIA) def. Liz Nimmo (SIM) 7-5, 5-7, 10-5
5. Emma Van Drie (NWIA) def. Sierra Griffith (SIM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Sarah Barry (SIM) def. Abby Petrick (NWIA) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles
1. Zoe Holscher/Jacque Ingram (NWIA) def. Megan Bradley/Cassidy Bierbrodt (SIM) 8-3
2. Kendra McGinnis/Emma VanDrie (NWIA) def. Liz Nimmo/Kelly Kuebler (SIM) 8-3
3. Kelly Shortenhaus/Liz Foster (NWIA) def. Sierra Griffith/Sarah Barry (SIM) 8-4