Viking Tennis Teams Fall to William Woods

Posted April 18, 2017


Marshall, Mo. (April 18, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s tennis teams hosted ranked William Woods (Mo.) University teams Tuesday at Indian Foothills Park.  The men’s team lost to No. 8 William Woods, 9-0, while the women’s team fell to the No. 7 Owls, 7-2.


Men’s Doubles:

Junior Stefano Benedetti (Toronto, Canada)/Junior Abdul Alhamzawi (Pompano Beach, Fla.) lost to David Barbieri/Stefan Simic, 5-8


Freshman Marc Kerndl (Grafing, Germany)/Freshman Benedikt Voelker (Neubeuem, Germany) lost to Oscar Barriero/Johnnie Carmichael, 6-8


Junior Greg Teal (Ottawa, Canada)/Freshman Marius Castella (Barcelona, Spain) lost to Christian Barbieri/Christopher Vleeming Ortiz, 0-9


Men’s Singles

Alhamzawi lost to Barbieri, 3-6, 3-6

Benedetti lost to Barriero, 4-6, 6-0, 2-10

Kerndl lost to Oritz, 1-6, 1-6

Voelker lost to Carmichael, 8-9 (7-9)

Sophomore Rei Pelushi (Tirana, Albania) lost to Oscar Donker, 6-7 (5-7), 2-6

Freshman Joel Noya (Barcelona, Spain) lost to Barbieri, 8-9 (2-6), Retired


Women’s Doubles

Freshman Elizabeth Wahle (Helmstedt, Germany)/Senior Adela Gil (Barcelona, Spain) lost to Julie Mulder/Felicia Cesar, 6-8

Senior Lilian Blasque (Andradina, Brazil)/Senior Beatriz Sales (Botucatu, Brazil) lost to Zlata Shuravea/Chelsea Steward,


Senior Jelica Stamatovic (Belgrade, Serbia)/Freshman Reeva Lewis (Miami, Fla.) lost to Karyna Sagahai/Alba Salinas, 0-8


Women’s Singles

Blasque defeated Sagahai, 6-0, 6-2

Wahle defeated Schuravea, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6

Gil lost to Salinas, 2-6, 2-6

Sales lost to Steward, 1-6, 0-6

Lewis lost to Cesar, 2-6, 2-6

Stamatovic lost to Braack, 1-8


The Viking men’s team falls to 10-5 on the season, while the women’s team moves to 9-4


The Viking tennis teams will play matches at Southwestern (Kan.) College Saturday at 2 p.m..




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