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Stars Defeat Greenville, Edged By Baker On Saturday

Seniors Dina Kaissi and AMC Tennis Player of the Week Chelsea Cross finished perfect on the weekend

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Taking advantage of the wonderful weather on Saturday, the Stephens College tennis team spent the morning and afternoon out on the courts in a tri-match with Baker University and Greenville College. The Stars earned their third win of the season with a 5-4 victory over Greenville before falling to Baker in a closely-contested 5-3 decision.

Against Greenville, the match came down to the wire and it was Gracie Strawn at No. 4 singles that pulled through for the Stars. In nailbiting fashion, Strawn won a tiebreaker [10-6] to give Stephens its gamewinning point.

In addition to No. 1 doubles, the Stars recorded wins at the Nos. 1-4 spots versus the Greenville Panthers.

Against Baker, both Dina Kaissi and reigning AMC Tennis Player of the Week Chelsea Cross completed the weekend with flawless records at No. 1 doubles and in singles action.

Stephens - 7
Greenville - 2
Columbia, Mo.

Singles
No. 1 Dina Kaissi (SC) def. Kristen Lynch (GC) - 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 Chelsea Cross (SC) def. Lexi Baysinger (GC) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Courtney Huels (SC) def. Lezlie Blaser (GC) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Gracie Strawn (SC) def. Anna Brannon (GC) 7-6 (4), 3-6, (6)
No. 5 Emily Rauch (GC) def. Dani Kelley (SC) 6-1, 7-5
No. 6 Jenna Rients (GC) def. Emily Mendoza (SC) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 Dina Kaissi/Chelsea Cross (SC) def. Kristen Lynch/Lexi Baysinger (GC) 8-0
No. 2 Chelsie Evans/Lezlie Blaser (GC) def. Courtney Huels/Gracie Strawn (SC) 8-6
No. 3 Anna Brannon/Abby Maurer def. Dani Kelley/Emily Mendoza (SC) 8-4


Baker 5
Stephens 3
Columbia, Mo.

Singles
No. 1 Dina Kaissi (SC) def. Megan Henry (BU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Chelsea Cross (SC) def. Caitlyn Metseff (BU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 Lulu Ruding (BU) def. Courtney Huels (SC) 7-6 (1), 6-1
No. 4 Caroline Lockwood (BU) def. Gracie Strawn (SC) 6-2, 3-6, (2)
No. 5 N/A
No. 6 Bre Cunningham (BU) def. Emily Mendoza (SC) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 Dina Kaissi/Chelsea Cross (SC) def. Megan Henry/Jaimie Myers (BU) 8-0
No. 2 Caitlyn Metseff/Lulu Ruding (BU) def. Courtney Huels/Gracie Strawn (SC) 8-2
No. 3 Caroline Lockwood/Bre Cunningham (BU) def. Dani Kelley/Emily Mendoza (SC) 0-1, retired




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