– The Missouri State women's tennis team defeated Bradley, 4-0, to advance to the semifinals of the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Team Tennis Championship on Friday at Cooper Tennis Complex.
Missouri State (10-9) advances to face No. 1 seed Drake (15-5) at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Bradley completes the season at 5-15.
This marks the first time since the program was reinstated prior to the 2014-15 season that the Bears have advanced past the quarterfinals of the championship.
The Bears started quickly as Fati Khamissi
and Alexia Meyer
defeated Kinga Kovacs and Victoria Gonzalez, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles. Ellie Burger
and Alye Darter
clinched the doubles point for Missouri State with a 6-4 win over Sandra Maletin and Natalia Barbery at No. 1 doubles.
Burger kept the up the fast pace, pushing MSU's lead to 2-0, with a 6-2, 6-0, over Victoria Gonzalez at No. 5 singles.
Khamissi collected a 6-3, 6-0, victory at No. 4 singles over Alexia Brandt, and Abbey Belote
sealed the victory with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kovacs.
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No. 1 – Ellie Burger
(MSU) def. Sandra Maletin/Natalia Barbery (BU) 6-4
No. 2 – Malini Wijesinghe/Alexa Brandt (BU) def. Phoebe Boeschen
/Anelisse Torrico Moreno
No. 3 –Fati Khamissi
/ Alexia Meyer
(MSU) def. Kinga Kovacs/Victoria Gonzalez (BU) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
No. 1 – Alye Darter
(MSU) vs. Sandra Maletin (BU) 6-2, 0-6, 2-3 unf.
No. 2 - Anelisse Torrico Moreno
(MSU) vs. Barbery Natalia (BU) 6-0, 5-6 unf.
No. 3 – Phoebe Boeschen
(MSU) vs. Malini Wijesinghe (BU) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 unf.
No. 4 - Fati Khamissi
(MSU) def. Alexa Brandt (BU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 - Ellie Burger
(MSU) def. Victoria Gonzalez (BU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 – Abbey Belote
(MSU) def. Kinga Kovacs (BU) 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 6