Arkansas Tech holds off charge in singles to Harding to win regional title
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Arkansas Tech withstood a late charge by Harding to earn a 5-4 victory and a spot in the NCAA Division II Central Regional final on Tuesday.
The Golden Suns held a 3-0 lead after doubles with wins coming fron Nozomi Matsuoka and Tamara Bell at No. 1, Olga Leyshyna and Bohdana Sardak at No. 2 and Laura Sanchez and Camila Roca at the third court.
Harding responded to win four of the single matches but wins by Matsuoka at No. 1 and Sanchez at the sixth spot were enough to advance the Golden Suns.
Arkansas Tech snapped Harding's 13-match winning streak.
Up next for the Golden Suns is a meeting on Tuesday with Southwest Baptist for a right to advance to the Round of 16.