The UMKC women’s tennis team struggled on back-to-back days during the previous week, losing 6-1 to Houston on Thursday at home and falling 7-0 to Iowa State on Friday in Ames, Iowa.
Sophomore Eva Dalvai scored the Roos’ only point against Houston, defeating Byrony Hunter (2-6, 7-6, 6-4) in the No.1 singles spot. The doubles duo of sophomores Laura Bouet and Suzan Lisenby earned an 8-1 victory in the No. 2 doubles spot, but Iowa State won two out of the three doubles matches to earn the point.
Bouet and Lisenby were able to match their performance the next day, defeating the Iowa State duo of Marie-Christine Chartier and Jenna Langhorst. The results dropped UMKC to 1-7 for the season.
The Roos competed against Bradley on Sunday in Peoria, Ill., results were not available as of press time. They will travel to Lawrence to face Kansas on Wednesday, March 9. UMKC begins conference play against IUPUI in Las Vegas on St. Patrick’s Day.