LAS CRUCES, N.M. – UMKC women’s tennis (5-7) opens Western Athletic Conference play this week at New Mexico State at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday and vs. Chicago State at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday at the NM State courts. The Roos have won three of the last four matches heading into league play.
Aliona Ladutska (Minsk, Belarus), Melinda Johnson (Overland Park, Kan.), Katie Fries (Overland Park, Kan.), Marina Albert (Thebes, Egypt), Yana Grechkina (Vladimir, Russia), Mariam Kurasbediani (Tbsili, Georgia) and Thanushree Vale (Chennai, India) have all contributed to early season wins.
Fries was named WAC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on March 7.
Last season, UMKC finished 2-3 in WAC play.
Following the opening weekend, the Roos return home to play five consecutive matches – including three in conference – at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City.
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