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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri State women's tennis team upset top seeded Drake 4-2 in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Team Tennis Championship on Saturday at Cooper Tennis Complex.
The Bears (11-9) will face six seed Northern Iowa in the championship match on Sunday at 10 a.m. It marks the first time the Bears have defeated Drake (15-6) in a postseason match since the MSU program was restarted.
"This was one of the best college tennis matches I have ever been a part of today," head coach Mallory Weber said. "I could not be prouder of our fight and determination today."
Phoebe Boeschen captured doubles and singles wins for Missouri State, clinching the upset victory for the fourth-seeded Bears with the latter.
In doubles action, Fati Khamissi and Alexia Meyer picked up the Bears first doubles win at the No. 3 contest with a 6-4 win over Mela Jaglarz and Kenya Williams.
Boeschen and Anelisse Torrico Moreno battled to clinch the doubles point for the Bears at No. 2 contest with a 7-6 (10-8) win over Summer Brills and Megan Webb.
Drake picked up the No. 1 singles match to even the score at 1-1, but Khamissi quickly regained the lead for the Bears with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles over Williams.
At No. 6 singles, Abbey Belote pushed MSU's lead to 3-1 after defeating Jaglarz, 6-3, 7-6.
The Bulldogs picked up the No. 5 singles match, to move within one at 3-2.
Boeschen battled back to defeat Tess Herder 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 at the No. 3 singles match and seal the victory for Missouri State.
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No. 1 – Tess Herder/Liza Petushkova(DU) def. Ellie Burger/Alye Darter (MSU) 6-0
No. 2 – Phoebe Boeschen/Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) def. Summer Brills/Megan Webb (DU) 7-6 (10-8)
No. 3 –Fati Khamissi/ Alexia Meyer (MSU) def. Mela Jaglarz/Kenya Williams (DU) 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
No. 1 – Summer Brills (DU) def. Alye Darter (MSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 - Anelisse Torrico Moreno (MSU) vs. Liza Petushkova (DU) 5-7, 7-5, 2-1 unf.
No. 3 – Phoebe Boeschen (MSU) def. Tess Herder (DU) 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
No. 4 - Fati Khamissi (MSU) def. Kenya Williams (DU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Megan Webb (DU) def. Ellie Burger (MSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
No. 6 – Abbey Belote (MSU) def. Mela Jaglarz (DU) 6-3, 7-6
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 6, 5, 3