Fati Khamissi
MSU Office of Visual Media

MSU Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision at Western Illinois

March 03, 2018

Box Score MACOMB, Ill. – The Missouri State women's tennis team fell 4-3 in a close match to Western Illinois on Saturday.

Missouri State, now 4-4 on the season, picked up the doubles point after Fati Khamissi and Alexia Meyer defeated Ana and Mary Bjelica, 6-1, at the No. 3 match. Alye Darter and Ellie Burger followed quickly with a 6-3 victory over Natalia Bravo and Courtney Lubbers at the No. 1 doubles match.

After MSU collected the No. 3 singles match due to a WIU retirement, the Leathernecks controlled singles play.

Khamissi tallied the Bears' only other singles victory with a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Cary Milanes at the No. 4 match.

Missouri State returns home to host UMKC on Saturday, March 10 at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

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Doubles Results
No. 1 – Alye Darter/Ellie Burger (MSU) def. Bravo/Lubbers (WIU) 6-3
No. 2 – Anelisse Torrico Moreno/Phoebe Boeschen (MSU) def. Bessmertnaya/Milanes (WIU) 4-3, unf.
No. 3 – Fati Khamissi/Alexia Meyer (MSU) def. Bjelica/Bjelica (WIU) 6-1
Singles Results
No. 1 – Bravo (WIU) def. Alye Darter (MSU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 – Lubbers (WIU) def. Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
No. 3 – Phoebe Boeschen (MSU) def. Ballesteros (WIU) 1-0, ret.
No. 4 – Fati Khamissi (MSU) def. Milanes (WIU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 – M. Bjelica (WIU) def. Ellie Burger (MSU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 6 – A. Bjelica (WIU) def. Abbey Belote (MSU) 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: Doubles – 3, 1 Singles – 3, 5, 4, 1, 6, 2
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