The Nebraska Wesleyan women's tennis team continued their dominance over the Great Plains Athletic Conference as they won the 2012 GPAC Postseason Tournament and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament. NWU defeated Hastings College, 5-0, in the semifinals then shutout Morningside College, 5-0, in the championship match.
With the tournament championship, the Prairie Wolves earn a spot at the 2012 NAIA National Tournament starting May 15 in Mobile, Alabama.
Nebraska Wesleyan went undefeated during the GPAC regular season and continued that roll in the tournament.
In the semifinals on Friday against Hastings the Prairie Wolves won all three doubles matches to take the early 3-0 lead. Erica Dickmeyer won her No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-3 and Terah Maloley won at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-1 to end the match.
On championship Saturday against Morningside, the Prairie Wolves won the three doubles matches and needed just two wins at singles to clinch the title. Dickmeyer won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Nicole Jacobson was a 6-4, 6-0 winner at No. 5 to give NWU the championship.
The NWU women have now qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in five of the last six seasons.