COLUMBIA, Mo. (1/26/19) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis program dropped its first match of the season with a 4-1 setback against Missouri Saturday afternoon at the Mizzou Tennis Complex on the campus of Missouri University.

Shelby King won the only point of the day for A-State (1-1) in a thrilling three-set match against Serena Nash. King dropped the first set 2-6, but rallied for a 6-4, 6-2 in the next two to take the win. King is now 2-0 on the young season.

In other singles’ court competition Macken Middlebrooks downed Pornpawee Pramethong 6-0, 6-0 on court one, while Anita Detlava fell to Lisa Fukutoku 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on court three. Berta Masdevall Masip lost to Ellie Weight 6-4, 6-1 on court four, while Shannon O'Brien’s and Amelia Guevremont’s matches went unfinished.

The Tigers took the doubles’ point with victories in all three matches. Middlebrooks and Wright downed Detlava and Masdevall Masip 6-1 on court one. Missouri clinched the points when Nash and Taylor Gruber defeated Pramethong and Guevremont 6-1 on court three, while Martha Oliveira and Vivien Abraham closed out the round by handing King and O’Brien a 6-1 setback on court two.

The Red Wolves return the courts Saturday, Feb. 9 in its first home tennis match of the season against Oral Roberts. First serve is set for 9 a.m. from the A-State Tennis Complex, but check back to and the @AStateTennis Twitter account for changes in start time and venue should weather necessitate a change.

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