SMSU TENNIS: Mustangs face UIU and WSU in key matches on Saturday – Marshall Independent



MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s tennis team (5-4, 5-0 NSIC) travels to Winona this Saturday for a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match versus Upper Iowa University (1-7, 1-4 NSIC) at 12:30 p.m. and Winona State University (6-3, 5-2 NSIC) at 4:30 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Winona Tennis Center.

Series history

vs. Upper Iowa

•SMSU and UIU meet for the 15th time with UIU holding an 11-3 advantage.

•SMSU has won the last two meetings, including 4-0 in 2019 and 6-3 in 2018.

•Prior to the victory in 2019, UIU had won the previous eight matches from 2010-17.

Series history

vs. Winona State

•SMSU and WSU match-up for the 45th time with WSU leading 31-13.

•WSU has dominated the series the past 20-plus years having won the last 24 matches. SMSU’s last win in the series came during the 1996 season.

•WSU won the previous meeting in 2019 by a 6-1 score.

SMSU court notes

•SMSU is coming off a split of two matches last Sunday in St. Peter, defeating Minnesota State, 7-0, before losing 6-3 to Gustavus in non-conference play.

•Maegan Flight won both matches on Sunday at No. 1 singles in straight sets.

•Courtenay Leonard earned two victories at No. 2 singles on Sunday.

•Maja Louisa Harck finished 2-0 in doubles action on Sunday, teaming with Leonard at No. 1 to defeat MSU, before earning a victory versus GAC at No. 2 with Gwendolen Sior.

•For the season, Flight, Harck, Leonard and Sior all have five victories in singles play with Flight earning all five at the No. 1 spot, while Leonard has three wins at No. 2.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic


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