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Panthers valiant in MVC Individual Tournament

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The Panthers had many representatives in the MVC Individual Tournament.

The Northern Iowa women’s tennis team participated in the MVC individual tournament this past weekend. 

Darta Dalecka was placed in flight two in the singles tournament. In the first set she lost 6-2, but bounced back in set two, winning 7-6 in a tiebreaker. Dalecka ended up falling in set three by a score of 6-3. 

In her second match, Dalecka lost in the first set 6-7 in a tiebreaker. She responded in set two, winning by a score of 6-4. In the final set, Dalecka scored 10-5, giving her the win. 

Playing for fifth place, Dalecka struck first with a victory in set one 6-4. She fell in set two by a score of 5-7. In the third and final set, Dalecka won by a score of 10-1 awarding her fifth place in flight two. 

Kim Zizek was placed in flight three in the singles tournament. In the first set she lost by a score of 7-6 in tie-breaking fashion. Zizek also fell in set two by a score of 6-3. In her next match, Zizek fell in both sets 6-3 and 6-4.

Lorena Cardoso participated in flight four. In her first match, she fell in sets one and two 6-4 and 6-0. In her next match, she fell in two sets 6-2 and 6-1. 

Kanyanut Sudsaard participated in flight five. She started off strong in her first set, winning 6-2. After falling in set two 2-6, she bounced back in set three 7-6, winning the match and advancing to the next round. 

In her next match Sudsaard lost in two sets 6-3 and 6-1. She battled for a third place finish in her next match, but once again fell in two sets 6-3 and 6-1.

Issa Sullivan participated in flight six. In her first match, she fell in both sets by a score of 6-1. In her next match, she started off hot, winning set one 6-3. In set two she lost by a score of 6-2. In a hard fought set three, Sullivan lost by a score of 10-6. 

Mylavarapu Sreelasya was placed in flight seven. In set one of her first match, she lost by a score of 6-4. She bounced back in set two, winning by a score of 6-3. In the final set of her lone match, Sreelasya lost by a score of 6-1. 

In the doubles portion of the tournament, Dalecka and Cardoso teamed up in flight one. In their first match they won by a score of 8-5, moving them to the next round. In their second match, they fell by a score of 8-6, eliminating them from the bracket. 

Zizek and Sreelasya were paired together in the doubles flight two bracket. They fell in a hard fought match by a score of 8-4. Sullivan and Sudsaard were paired together in doubles flight three. They fell in their first and only match of the bracket by a score of 8-3. 

The Panthers are back in action on Oct. 12 for the ITA Regional Championships in Lawrence, Kansas.

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