SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Northern Iowa’s Daisy Phillips advanced to the championship match in Flight 6 singles to highlight the Panthers’ performance Saturday at the Missouri Valley Conference individual women’s tennis championships hosted by Missouri State.
Phillips defeated Megan Webb of Drake, 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinal round.
Waterloo native Olivia Fain will play for third place today after she dropped a three-set battle against Valparaiso’s Jordan Kopfer in the semifinal round of Flight 7 singles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Fain and Kate Merrick will also compete for third place in Flight 3 doubles.
UNI’s Harri Proudfoot and Vale Caro will play for fifth place in the Flight 2 doubles bracket.
In Flight 5 singles, Caro defeated Randi Wind of Valparaiso in Saturday’s fifth place match. Merrick dropped her fifth place match with Bradley’s Malini Wijesinge, 4-6, 6-0, 10-1 in Flight 4.
In Flight 2 singles, UNI’s Claudia Toledo placed sixth after dropping a match to Claire Czerwonka of Valparaiso, 6-4, 7-5.