Roos Complete Tournament Sweep with Victory over Chicago State
UMKC Athletics 4-7-2019
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CHICAGO, Ill. – The UMKC women’s tennis team (8-11) persevered in singles play for a third straight day to knock off Chicago State, 4-3, on Sunday morning.

Losing the doubles point for the third straight day heading into singles play, the Roos would challenge the Cougars for six straight match-ups and come away with four out of five victories to claim their third WAC victory of the season.

Katie Fries improved to 10-8 on the year with a victory in the No. 2 hole with set scores of 6-3, 6-4. Yana Grechkina and Thanushree Vale both clinched wins in the No. 3 and 6 spots with scores of 6-3, 6-4 as well.

Vale has now improved to .500 in singles play after today’s victory (7-7).

Falling flat in the first two conference matches of the 2019 season, UMKC has now pulled off three straight victories and sits with a 3-2 record in WAC play. Overall, the Roos have now won four straight dating back to Mar. 31st against Drake.

Up Next: The Roos will take a few days off before heading to Ames, Iowa to face off with Iowa State on Friday, Apr. 12th at 5:30 p.m. CT


Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

1. Yana Grechkina/Michela Xibilia (UMKC) def. Shepherd, Iesha/Goncharova,Anastasii (CSU) 6-1

2. Drazic, Katarina/Borodina, Diana (CSU) def. Grace Ball/Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 6-0

3. Morgoshia, Lizi/Pukhaeva, Kristina (CSU) def. Katie Fries/Thea Dassy (UMKC) 6-3


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

1. Goncharova,Anastasii (CSU) def. Michela Xibilia (UMKC) 6-4, 6-4

2. Katie Fries (UMKC) def. Drazic, Katarina (CSU) 6-3, 6-4

3. Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Pukhaeva, Kristina (CSU) 6-3, 6-4

4. Borodina, Diana (CSU) def. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) 7-6, 6-4

5. Grace Ball (UMKC) def. Shepherd, Iesha (CSU) 6-4, 6-4

6. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) def. Morgoshia, Lizi (CSU) 6-4, 6-3

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