Natchitoches, La. - Tatyana Postnikova and Nadia Dubyanskaya picked up Sam Houston's only points by winning at the number four and five singles positions, respectively as Northwestern State handed Sam Houston a 5-2 loss in a Southland Conference women's tennis match Sunday afternoon.

Postnikova defeated Andrea Nedorostova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 while Dubyanskaya won 6-4 6-2 over Amy Williams.

Sam Houston drops to 10-5 for the season and 4-4 in Southland Conference action. Northwestern State now stands 11-3 overall and 5-2 in league play.

Next action for the Bearkats will be home matches Friday and Saturday against UTSA and Texas-A&M Corpus Christi at the McAdams Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Northwestern State 5, Sam Houston State 2
Apr 01, 2012 at Natchitoches, La.

Doubles competition:
1. Olga Bazhanova/Polina Konop (NWLA) def. Tatyana Postnikova/Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 8-3
2. Tatiana Larina/Andrea Nedorostova (NWLA) def. Natalie Petaia/Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 8-3
3. Linda Gamo/Amy Williams (NWLA) def. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) 8-6

Singles competition:
1. Olga Bazhanova (NWLA) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Tatiana Larina (NWLA) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-1
3. Polina Konop (NWLA) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
4. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Andrea Nedorostova (NWLA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
5. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Amy Williams (NWLA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Linda Gamo (NWLA) def. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) 6-0, 6-4