by Jenny James
The Missouri State ladies’s tennis workforce had a robust begin in singles play through the first day of the Central Arkansas Invitational Friday.
Freshman Tiffani Nash and junior Mara Presot gained out their singles matches. Nash competed within the fourth flight and gained the primary match in opposition to the Arkansas State opponent 6-1 and 6-3. She then defeated the opponent from Louisiana-Tech 6-4 and 6-2 within the second spherical. Presot competed within the seventh flight and defeated her Arkansas State opponent 7-5 and 6-3. Within the second spherical, Presot gained 7-5, misplaced 1-6 after which gained the match 10-4 in opposition to host workforce UCA.
“We had a extremely sturdy exhibiting in singles,” Missouri State head coach Mallory Weber stated. “It’s nice to see Tiffani and Mara going undefeated in singles right this moment. It’s additionally signal to see us popping out on high in third set tiebreakers.”
Different notable performances included seniors Ellie Burger and Claire Martin splitting their singles matches. Burger defeated La. Tech 6-4 and 10-7 within the first flight. Within the fifth flight, Martin defeated ASU 6-4 and 10-4.
Mary Houston additionally break up her matches and defeated UCA 7-6 and 10-6 within the eighth flight to finish singles play for day one.
The Bears begin the ultimate day of the Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m.
Chunxi Xin (UCA) def. Ellie Burger (MSU) 6-4, 6-0
Ellie Burger (MSU) def. Leonie Schuknect (LTU) 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-7
Fuka Nonoyama (UCA) def. Alyson Piskulic (MSU) 6-0, 6-3
Thea Rice (ASU) def. Alyson Piskulic (MSU) 6-4, 6-4
Tiffani Nash (MSU) def. Shelby King (ASU) 6-1, 6-3
Tiffani Nash (MSU) def. Alexia Romero (LTU) 6-4, 6-2
Sumomo Hamanaga (UCA) def. Claire Martin (MSU) 6-2, 1-6, 10-4
Claire Martin (MSU) def. Amelia Guervremont (ASU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4
Mara Presot (MSU) def. Rebecca Brody (ASU) 7-5, 6-3
Mara Presot (MSU) def. Paulina Engback (UCA) 7-6, 1-6, 10-4
Mary Houston (MSU) def. Mei Ishimura (UCA) 2-6, 7-6, 10-6
Yasmine Humbert (ASU) def. Mary Houston (MSU) 6-2, 7-6
Roper/Rice (ASU) def. Ellie Burger/Alyson Piskulic (MSU) 6-3
Zukic/Humbert (ASU) def. Claire Martin/Mary Houston (MSU) 6-2
Engback/Lee (UCA) def. Tiffani Nash/Mara Presot (MSU) 6-4