Kanaphuet reaches second round, highlighting Northwestern State’s showing at Bearkat Invitational

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