Denied a third straight finals appearance the day before, Northwest Missouri State's women closed out the MIAA Tournament with a 5-1 loss to Central Oklahoma in the third place match Sunday.
The Bearcats' only win came from Alexis Bartek and Camila Quesada at No. 1 doubles. They defeated Antonella Rossini and Rose Cabato 8-4.
Natalia Galindo and Gisela lost at No. 2 doubles 8-2. Emily Hoffman and Leslee Feldhaus fell in a tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles 9-8 (12-10) that gave UCO a 2-1 lead entering singles.
The Bronchos won all three completed singles matches in straight sets, with Quesada, Galindo and Hoffman on the losing end for Northwest.
None of the three took more than two games in any set.
The loss likely dashed hopes of a NCAA tournament berth for the Bearcats. Northwest (13-11) entered the week ranked fifth in the Central Region and the top four teams earn a berth in the regional tournament with the announcement to come Tuesday.
Hoffman, who plays No. 6 singles, is the only senior set to depart the team.
The Northwest Missouri State women's tennis team fell to top seed Southwest Baptist, 6-0 Saturday in the MIAA Semifinals at the Cooper Tennis Complex.
Northwest dropped its second match of the season to SBU to fall to 13-10 overall.
SBU took all three doubles match winning at No.1 doubles 8-3 to drop Alexis Bartek and Camila Quesada.
The duo saw their record fall to 15-6 on the season.
The purple and white Bearcats continued to roll in singles play winning at the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 positions for the 6-1 victory.
The closest match for Northwest came at No. 5 singles as Stephanie Mannix fell to Faiga Schmidt, 6-0, 6-3.
The Northwest Missouri State women's tennis team claimed an impressive 6-1 win Friday over Nebraska-Kearney to advance to the second round of the MIAA Championships at the Cooper Tennis Complex.
The Bearcats cruised in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and picked up a hard fought 9-8 victory at the No. 3 position.
Heading into singles action Northwest wasted little time picking up easy wins at No. 3 and No. 6 singles. Emily Hoffman earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Stephanie Irvin at No. 6 singles while Alexis Bartek picked up her fifth straight win. Bartek picked up the 6-2, 6-3 win over Britni Norfolk.