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Roos Run Away with Contest Against Billikens on Senior Day
UMKC Athletics 4-19-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC women’s tennis team (9-11) used a strong performance in singles play to take down Saint Louis, 6-1, on Friday afternoon. Katie Fries played in her last home match as a Roo on senior day.

Fries, a native from Overland Park, Kan., delivered a quick victory in the No. 2 spot for the Roos with a 6-0, 6-0 win. During doubles play, Fries and Grace Ball notched a victory in the No. 3 spot with a 6-4 set win.

After Fries, all the Roos were bumped up one spot because of a late Yana Grechkina scratch. But UMKC would not miss a beat as the No. 3-6 spots gave UMKC three points on the afternoon in singles play.

The Roos will now play one more match in the regular season before heading to the WAC Tournament in which the team will look to three-peat and head back to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year.

 

 

Up Next: The Roos will take on Oral Roberts on Saturday, Apr. 20th at 3 p.m. CT in the regular season finale

  

Doubles

Order of Finish: 3, 1

1. Michela Xibilia/Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Ally McKenzie/Cassie McKenzie (SLU-W) 7-6

2. Riddhi Sharma/Thanushree Vale (UMKC) vs. Alba Salinas/Mika Misgav (SLU-W) 6-6, unfinished

3. Katie Fries/Grace Ball (UMKC) def. Alana Bourgeois/Gabi Papachrisanthou (SLU-W) 6-4

 

Singles

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2, 5, 3, 4

1. Michela Xibilia (UMKC) def. Cassie McKenzie (SLU-W) 6-1, 6-3

2. Katie Fries (UMKC) def. Ally McKenzie (SLU-W) 6-0, 6-0

3. Mika Misgav (SLU-W) def. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7

4. Grace Ball (UMKC) def. Alba Salinas (SLU-W) 7-6, 6-7, 10-8

5. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) def. Alana Bourgeois (SLU-W) 6-2, 6-2

6. Thea Dassy (UMKC) def. Gabi Papachrisanthou (SLU-W) 6-2, 6-0

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