Roos Take Down Redhawks in WAC Quarterfinals
UMKC Athletics 4-26-2019
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas. – The UMKC women’s tennis team (11-11) began its run at another WAC Tournament title with a victory in the quarterfinals round against Seattle U, 4-1, on Friday morning.

Looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, the Roos delivered a strong outing in doubles and singles play to start their journey towards another postseason championship.

UMKC ran through doubles play with early victories in the No. 1 and 2 spots, clinching the doubles point heading into the singles rounds. Riddhi Sharma and Thanushree Vale notched the point with a close win of 6-4 in the No. 2 hole.

The Roos would prove to be too much for Seattle U once again in singles play as the No. 3, 4 and 6 spots would obtain the three points needed to move on in the WAC Tournament. Vale would grab the final point of the match for UMKC in the No. 6 spot with set scores of 7-5, 6-4.

In WAC postseason play, the Roos are now 3-0 against Seattle U all time since entering the conference back in the 2013-14 season.

This is also UMKC’s fifth victory in a row for the WAC Tournament dating back to the 2017 campaign.


Up Next: The Roos will move on to the semifinal round of the WAC Tournament and face off with New Mexico State on Saturday, Apr. 27th at 9 a.m. CT



Order of Finish: 1, 2

1. Michela Xibilia/Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Gianan, Hannah/Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) 6-2

2. Riddhi Sharma/Thanushree Vale (UMKC) def. Grossman, Hannah/Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-4

3. Katie Fries/Grace Ball (UMKC) vs. McCollister, Kali/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 4-5, unfinished



Order of Finish: 4, 3, 5, 6

1. Michela Xibilia (UMKC) vs. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 7-6, 3-4, unfinished

2. Katie Fries (UMKC) vs. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-2, 1-6, 3-0, unfinished

3. Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-1, 7-5

4. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) def. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-3, 6-1

5. McCollister, Kali (SU) def. Grace Ball (UMKC) 6-4, 6-3

6. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) def. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) 7-5, 6-4


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