Panther tennis falls to 0-2 to start conference play


The UNI tennis team dropped their first two MVC meetings of the regular season, falling to Drake and Missouri State by a 6-1 score in both contests.

The Bulldogs arrived in Cedar Falls Friday afternoon with a road warrior mentality, dominating the Panthers 6-1.

UNI’s only point came in Caro Valentina’s match with Kenya Williams. Williams wasn’t able to continue playing due to injury resulting in a score of 2-1, which was the only singles win for UNI.

The Panthers also only won one doubles match with Olivia Fain and Daisy Phillips notching a 6-3 victory.

The purple and gold were looking to turn the tide Saturday afternoon, but fell to Missouri State 6-1.

UNI didn’t win any singles matches, but was able to win two of the three doubles matches.

Reghan Lynch and Claudia Toledo as well as Harri Proudfoot and Caro Valentina won their doubles matches 6-2.

With the two losses, the tennis squad falls to 3-5 on the season with a chance at redemption coming up.

Valley play continues at home for the Panthers against the Valparaiso Crusaders on Sunday, April 14.