Northwest Missouri State tennis teams each lose to Cameron


The Northwest Missouri State men’s tennis team dropped a heartbreaker Sunday afternoon falling to No. 20 Cameron 5-4.

The Bearcats dropped their second straight match after winning six straight. The Aggies have been impressive this season moving to 12-1 on the year.

Sergio De Vilchez continued to play well with his No. 1 doubles partner Lluis Altimires picking up an 8-6 win. The duo that advanced to the USTA/ITA Championships during the fall improved to 7-3 this season, however the rest of the Bearcats were not as fortunate.

Altimires picked up a win at No. 3 singles winning a tough match, 7-5, 6-3 over Dennis Merdan.

Jason Harris also earned a win at No. 6 singles and Alvaro Riveros won at No. 4 singles. Cameron rebounded to take No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles earning the 5-4 victory.
The Northwest Missouri State women’s tennis team ran into one of the nation’s top teams Sunday falling 8-0 to Cameron University.

The Bearcats fell to 5-5 on the season and have lost two in a row after a brief two-game winning streak. The No. 12-ranked Aggies improved to 10-1 on the year.

Cameron won all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles.

Camila Quesada battled at No. 1 singles but fell just short in the Bearcats closest match falling, 6-3, 6-4

The Northwest tennis teams have postponed their next two matches due to heavy snowfall in Missouri. The Bearcats will look for another date to make up both matches against MIAA foes, Lindenwood and Truman State.

— NWMSU Sports Information —