Panther’s season ends in MVCs

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament officially ended this weekend in Cedar Falls, as the Illinois State University defeated Stony Brook in the finals, 4-3.

UNI came into the tournament as the six seed and matched up with the three seed, Bradley Braves. This was the second straight matchup with Bradley, having played the Braves in their final regular-season contest of the season, falling  6-1.

In singles competition, while several matches went unfinished, the three contests that did make it to completion went to the Braves, as Reghan Lynch (6-4, 6-4), Claudia Toledo (6-3, 6-2) and Nikki Perlwitz (6-3, 6-3) all went down in two sets.

The combinations of Lynch and Toledo and Valentina Caro and Harri Proudfoot also fell in the double’s competition. Lynch and Toledo in one set (6-4) and Caro and Proudfoot in two (7-6, 7-4).

Olivia Fain and Daisy Phillips gained the lone victory  in the MVC tournament for UNI, winning by a final score of 6-4.

Lynch is the only senior leaving the Panther tennis squad at the end of the season.