Northwest tennis

Northwest Missouri State celebrates with the MIAA Tournament trophy after winning the championship Sunday in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Northwest defeated Washburn 4-0 on Sunday to win the 2021 MIAA/GAC Men’s Tennis Championship in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The Bearcats earned their league-record ninth tournament championship and first since 2017.

Northwest earns the league’s automatic bid for the NCAA Central Regional May 7-11 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Northwest got straight wins from the Nos. 1, 4 and 5 singles positions. MIAA Player of the Year Andrea Zamurri topped Raul-Alin Dicu of Washburn by 6-2, 6-1 scores at the top position. Northwest’s Fillipo Piranomonte and Martin Sanchez each were victorious at the Nos. 4 and 5 slots. The Bearcats sealed the tournament championship with 6-1 doubles wins at both Nos. 1 and 2.

The MIAA and Great American Conference (GAC) played a divisional schedule with conference matches counting towards their tournament seed.

The NCAA announces the regional selections at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.

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