SMSU TENNIS: Mustangs travel to North Dakota for a pair of matches

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s team continues Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play today and Saturday in Bismarck, North Dakota.

SMSU (3-4, 1-3 NSIC) will take on the University of Mary (1-3, 1-3 NSIC) today starting at 3 p.m., before facing MSU Moorhead (4-1, 3-1 NSIC) on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Both matches will be played the Capital Racquet & Fitness Center.

SMSU is coming off a split of a pair of NSIC matches last weekend, defeating Upper Iowa, 6-3, before losing to Winona State, 8-1.

Freshman Cora Delich has a team-high three victories for SMSU at No. 2 singles this season, while sophomore Hannah Starke has a pair of wins at No. 3 singles. SMSU’s No. 1 doubles pairing of Deleich and senior Gabby Tellijohn are 2-5 overall, while the No. 2 doubles team of Starke and sophomore Paige Janka split its two matches last weekend, playing for the first time together this season.

U-Mary holds 7-4 all-time advantage in the series and has won the previous six meetings. SMSU’s last win came during the 2011 season.

SMSU and MSU Moorhead meet for the 38th time with SMSU holding a 20-16 advantage, but MSUM has won the last four matches.

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications