Viking Tennis Teams Top Missouri Baptist at Home

Posted March 31, 2017

Marshall, Mo. (March 31, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s tennis teams hosted Missouri Baptist University in matches Friday at Indian Foothills Park.  The Viking men’s team earned a 6-3 victory in matches, while the women’s team topped MBU, 8-1.


Men’s Singles:

No 1-Junior Abdul Alhamzawi (Pompano Beach, Fla.) lost to Lucas Oliveira, 0-6, 4-6

No 2-Junior Stefano Benedetti (Toronto, Canada) defeated Ricardo Martin, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

No 3-Freshman Marc Kerndl (Grafing, Germany) lost to James Tobin, 5-7, 1-6

No 4-Freshman Benedikt Voelker (Neubeuern, Germany) defeated Dylan Walker, 6-0, 6-4

No 5-Sophomore Rei Pelushi (Tirana, Albania) defeated Sean Nanney, 6-3, 6-0

No 6-Freshman Joel Noya (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Nicoy Rolle, 6-0, 6-2


Men’s Doubles:

No 1- Alhamzawi/Benedetti defeated Tobin/Oliveira, 9-8 (7-5)

No 2-Kerndl/Benedikt Voelker defeated Martin/Rolle, 8-4

No 3-Junior Greg Teal (Ottawa, Canada)/Freshman Marius Castella (Barcelona, Spain) lost to Nanney/Walker, 3-8


Women’s Singles:

No 1-Senior Lilian Blasque (Andradina, Brazil) defeated Thais Castiglioni, 6-4, 6-3

No 2-Freshman Elisabeth Wahle (Helmstedt, Germany) defeated Krista Tyson, 4-0, retire

No 3-Senior Adela Gil Mayor (Barcelona, Spain) defeated Ashley Bonnie, 6-1, 7-5

No 4-Senior Beatriz Sales (Botucatu, Brazil) defeated Dani Stevenson, 6-1, 6-0

No 5-Freshman Reevaw Lewis (Miami, Fla.) defeated Emily Brown, 8-5

No 6-Senior Jelica Stamatovic (Belgrade, Serbia) lost Cheyenne Anderson, 4-8


Women’s Doubles:

No 1-Gil Mayor/Wahle defeated Castiglioni/Tyson, 8-4

No 2-Blasque/Sales defeated Brown/Bonine, 8-3

No 3-Stamatovic/Lewis won, 8-3


Both Viking tennis teams improve to 7-3 on the season.


Next up are matches at home against William Woods (Mo.) University, Tuesday at 3 p.m., at Indian Foothills Park.  Both William Woods teams are ranked in the top 10.




Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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