HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Gig Kanaphuet reached the second round of her draw, highlighting Northwestern State’s appearance in the Bearkat Invitational.
Due to illness, NSU sent just two players to the tournament: Kanaphuet and Renske Ubachs.
“We need to rest and heal up but then come back and finish the last couple of weeks of practice on a very high note,” NSU women’s tennis coach Jonas Brobeck said.
Kanaphuet began her tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, victory in singles flight C against Sam Houston State’s Vianne Schwab. She dropped her second round matchup against Stephen F. Austin’s Felicia Back 6-4, 6-3.
She did not play a third match.
Ubachs dropped her first match against Magda Tuelis 6-4, 6-1, but rebounded against Saloni Tamang with a dominating 6-0, 6-0, triumph.
She lost in the consolation final against SFA’s Jemma Cave 6-4, 6-2.
The duo dropped both of its doubles matches in doubles flight A. They lost a tight match against UT-San Antonio’s tandem of Adeliya Mukhutdinova and Alexandra Weir 7-5 before falling to SFA’s pairing of Cave and Zala Ule 6-3.
Next up is the spring season, as NSU aims to defend its regular season conference crown.
CREDIT: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services