Tennis opens strong at Missouri Valley

For Release: (Immediately: Sept. 9, 2013)

Springfield, Mo. – The Evangel women’s team opened the fall individual season at Missouri Valley last weekend and captured the doubles title in the top flight.

The doubles team of Amy Grossklag-Fritz and Jenna Elliott won the A-flight tournament winning in the semifinals following their opening round bye and then winning the championship 8-4 over Ursula Alvardo/Ana Mayagoitia from Ashford (Iowa).

Grossklag-Fritz, a junior from Bonita Springs, Florida, advanced to the singles championship in the A-flight but withdrew from the finals. Meanwhile, Elliott, a sophomore from Green, Ohio, advanced to the semifinals.

In her college debut, Springfield-Hillcrest product Breanna Feemster won her first match with 6-2, 6-3 win over Courtney Huels from Stephens (Mo.) but then lost in the semifinals in the B-flight bracket.

Evangel finished the tournament with their players going 12-7 but three of the losses were defaulted to the opposition. The Crusaders went 12-4 in matches decided on the court.

records for EU players at MVC
Amy Grossklag-Fritz: 1-1 (withdrew in finals of A-flight)
Jenna Elliott: 2-1 (semifinals of A-flight)
Breanna Feemster: 1-1 (semifinals of B-flight)
Phine Mulumba: 0-1 (1st round of B-flight)
Emily Cook: 0-1 (1st round of C-flight)
Fritz/Elliott: 3-0 (champions, A-flight)
Feemster/Cook: 3-1 (withdrew, 1st round, won consolation bracket, A-flight)
Mulumba/Roland: 2-1 (withdrew, 1st round, won consolation bracket, B-flight)

For additional information, contact:
Evangel University Athletics, (417) 865-2815, ext. 7417


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