Tennis Teams Fall to William Woods in Tournament Finals

Posted April 29, 2017


Marshall, Mo. (April 29, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in their conference tournaments, both advancing to the tournament finals.  The women’s team lost to No. 11 William Woods (Mo.) University in the championship round, 5-1 in matches, while the men’s team fell to No. 7 William Woods by a 5-1 total in matches in the championship round.


The women’s team advanced to the championship round after earning a 5-0 win over Evangel (Mo.) University and a 5-1 win over Baker (Kan.) University.  The Viking women’s team took all three doubles matches in the win over Evangel, and used victories by Freshman Elizabeth Wahle (Helmstedt, Germany) and Senior Adela Gil (Barcelona, Spain) in singles competition.  In the Baker victory, Missouri Valley won both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles contests, then received singles victories by Gil, Wahle and Senior Beatriz Sales (Botucatu, Brazil).


In the championship round against William Woods, the women’s tennis team fell by a 5-1 score in matches.


The Missouri Valley men’s tennis team opened its tournament run with a 5-0 win over St. Louis (Mo.) School of Pharmacy and a 5-2 win over Lindenwood (Ill.) University-Belleville.  In the St. Louis School of Pharmacy win, the Vikings won two doubles matches and received singles victories from Sophomore Rei Pelushi (Tirana, Albania), Junior Stefano Benedetti (Toronto, Canada) and Freshman Benedikt Voelker (Neubeuern, Germany.  Against the Lynx, MVC won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches, along with singles matches by Voelker, Junior Abdul Alhamzawi (Pompano Beach, Fla.) and Freshman Joel Noya (Barcelona, Spain).


The Viking men’s tennis team fell to William Woods, 5-1, in the championship round.


The Viking women’s team ends its season with a 11-6 record, while the men’s team finishes with a record of 13-5.




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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