Torrico Moreno Advances at ITA Central Regional

Torrico Moreno Advances at ITA Central Regional

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Missouri State's Anelisse Torrico Moreno won her consolation match Friday as one of three Bears who will continue play Saturday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional at Baseline Tennis Center.

Torrico Moreno was one of two Bears paired against Missouri Valley Conference opponents Friday, bouncing back from a 6-1 loss in the first set to Drake's Tess Herder before claiming tie-break wins in the final two sets. The junior will take on another MVC player, Giulia Guidetti of Wichita State, in the consolation round of 32 on Saturday.

MSU's Fati Khamissi, Ekaterina Donetskova and Alye Darter dropped their backdraw matches, and the Bears' two doubles entries fell in the first round to teams from Arkansas and Nebraska.

Darter and Torrico Moreno will begin their journey through the consolation doubles bracket Saturday against South Dakota State's Molly Crum and Elif Gabb.

Friday's Results
Singles
Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) def. Tess Herder (Drake), 1-6, 7-6 (5), 15-13 (consolation round of 64)
Kylie Boyer (Omaha) def. Ekaterina Donetskova (MSU), 6-1, 3-0 (retired) (consolation round of 64)
Verginie Tchakarova (Saint Louis) def. Fati Khamissi (MSU), 6-4, 6-0 (consolation round of 64)
Jieke Stroobant (UNI) def. Alye Darter (MSU), 6-1, 6-3 (consolation round of 64)

Doubles
Natsuho Arakawa/Shannon Hudson (Arkansas) def. Alye Darter/Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU), 8-2 (main draw round of 64)
Lisa Andersson/Mary L. Hanna (Nebraska) def. Ekaterina Donetskova/Fati Khamissi (MSU), 8-4 (main draw round of 64)

Saturday's Schedule
Singles
Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) vs. Giulia Guidetti (Wichita State) (consolation round of 32)
Non-bracketed matches for Alye Darter and Fati Khamissi TBD

Doubles
Alye Darter/Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) vs. Molly Crum/Elif Gabb (South Dakota State)
 
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