SMSU TENNIS: SMSU closes trip with 5-4 loss to Whittier

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s tennis concluded its spring trip on Tuesday night with a 5-4 loss at Whittier College at the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts.

SMSU, which is now 11-9 overall, finished its trip through Colorado, Arizona and California with a 4-1 record.

On Tuesday, SMSU lost two of three doubles matches with the Mustangs’ No. 3 squad of Olivia Watzke and Daniela Flores earning an 8-3 win.

Trailing 2-1 heading into singles play, SMSU’s Fatima Murphy won at No. 2 by scores of 7-6, 6-1, while Hannah Starke earned a victory at No. 5 by scores of 6-4, 6-3. SMSU earned its other singles point at No. 6 as Hanna Himmelman won 6-2, 6-2.

SMSU had to forfeit a point at No. 3 singles due to an injury.

Southwest Minnesota State resumes NSIC play on March 23 versus Minnesota State in St. Peter.

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