Women's tennis wins 5-4 at Missouri Western

Women’s Tennis

Sat., Mar. 23

FINAL

Crusaders (2-1)

5

Mo. Western (3-11)

4

St. Joseph, Mo. – Evangel edged NCAA-II opponent Missouri Western 5-4 last weekend playing just their third match of the season.

The Crusaders got wins from each of their three top singles players including a three-set victory by Alissa Sivinksi. The freshman from Omaha, Neb. defeated Kalya Dysart winning the first set 6-4, losing 0-6 in the second, but prevailing 10-8 in the third set.

Amy Grossklag won 6-0, 6-2 over Meara Smith and Jenna Elliott downed Denise Chiao 6-1, 6-0.

The Crusaders clinched the match with a doubles victory by Elliott and Kelly Bush as they defeated Dysart and Alyssa Dougan 8-4.

Evangel improves to 2-1 and dropped the Griffins to 3-11. Weather has forced Evangel to have cancelled five matches so far this season.

The Crusaders are scheduled to host a tournament this weekend at the Cooper Tennis Complex.

Singles:

#1 Amy Grossklag (EU) def. Meara Smith (MW) 6-0, 6-2
#2 Jenna Elliott (EU) def. Denise Chiao (MW) 6-1, 6-0
#3 Ali Sivinski (EU) def. Kayla Dysart (MW) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8
#4 Ceara Boldridge (MW) def. Kelly Bush (EU) 6-2, 6-2
#5 Lindsay Beger def. Phine Mulumba (EU) 6-2, 7-5
#6 Alyssa Dougan def. Kelly Roland (EU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:

#1 Grossklag/Sivinski (EU) def. Chiao/Smith (MW) 8-1
#2 Elliott/Bush (EU) def. Dysart/Dougan (MW) 8-4
#3 Boldridge/Cochran def. Mulumba/Roland (EU) 8-4 

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