Griffon women’s tennis loses at Truman State, 7-2

riggertMissouriWesternThe Missouri Western women’s tennis team picked up two points in a 7-2 loss against the Truman State Bulldogs. The Griffons fall to 4-13 overall and 1-8 in MIAA play.

The Griffons battled tough in doubles competition picking up a victory in No. 2 doubles. Alyssa Dougan and Kayla Dysart defeated Jessica Gunnuso and Tess Severin 8-6. Denise Chiao and Meara Smith lost a heart breaker at No. 1 doubles by a score of 9-8 against Maggie Schutte and Kim Birenbaum. Schutte and Birenbaum won the tie breaker 7-1.

In singles action Chiao won 6-2, 6-2 against Birenbaum at No. 1 while Ceara Boldridge lost a close match against Severin at No. 4 singles. She fell 6-3, 4-6 and 10-6.

The Griffons return to action on Friday, April 5th when they travel to Lamoni, Iowa to take on Graceland University. Match time is set for 3:00 pm.

Singles competition

1. Schutte,Maggi (TSU) def. Smith,Meara (MWSU) 7-5, 6-1
2. Chiao,Denise (MWSU) def. Birenbaum,Kim (TSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Gennuso,Jessica (TSU) def. Dysart,Kayla (MWSU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Severin,Tess (TSU) def. Boldridge,Ceara (MWSU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
5. Higgins,Lauren (TSU) def. Beger,Lindsay (MWSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Porter,Kelsey (TSU) def. Dougan,Alyssa (MWSU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Schutte,Maggi/Birenbaum,Kim (TSU) def. Chiao,Denise/Smith,Meara (MWSU) 9-8 (7-1)
2. Dougan,Alyssa/Dysart,Kayla (MWSU) def. Gennuso,Jessica/Severin,Tess (TSU) 8-6
3. Porter,Kelsey/Higgins,Lauren (TSU) def. Boldridge,Ceara/Beger,Lindsay (MWSU) 8-4

— MWSU Sports Information —