Ellie Burger, Alye Darter, Mallory Weber

Darter, Burger Collect MVC Weekly Doubles Honor

March 06, 2018

MVC Release

ST. LOUIS – Sophomore Alye Darter and freshman Ellie Burger were selected as the Missouri Valley Conference women's tennis doubles team of the week, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.

This marks the Bears' first weekly honors of the season and the first since the 2016 season when tennis alumna Ema Turudija twice collected singles honors.

"Alye and Ellie have been so strong anchoring our doubles lineup," head coach Mallory Weber said. "They have continued to gel throughout the fall and into spring and are consistently performing at a high level to see success as our No. 1 doubles team."

Darter and Burger, at No. 1 doubles, captured victories over both of their Quincy and Western Illinois opponents last weekend that gave the Bears doubles point and are currently 5-1 in the spring season.

The duo is 11-5 on the year, including a sweep of their matches at the UCA Fall Classic, where they defeated opponents from Arkansas State, Murray State, and UCA.

Missouri State returns home to host UMKC at 2 p.m.on Saturday, March 10 at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

For all of the latest information on the Missouri State women's tennis team, visit MissouriStateBears.com or follow @MSUBearsTennis on Twitter and Instagram.  

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