KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Creighton women's tennis team fell to 1-2 on the year, dropping a hard fought, four and a half hour match to UMKC with a 5-2 decision. The Bluejays won one of the three doubles matches, and then won at No. 3 and No. 5 singles on the afternoon.
The Bluejays played three challenging doubles matches, coming up just short in two of the three. Creighton's Jennie Hartjes and Taylor Koehrsen started off doubles play defeating Suzan Lisenby and Amelie Amsallem 8-5 at the No. 2 doubles spot. Kelsey Schemidt and Mary McMullan then fell 9-7 in the No. 1 singles to Laura Bouet and Eva Dalvai.
In the deciding doubles match, Gabriela Pintos and Madeline Schulte of UMKC defeated Elizabeth Vermillion and Amanda Noonan of Creighton 9-8, winning the tie-break set 8-6.
UMKC took a 2-0 lead, when Eva Dalvai defeated Hartjes in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-3. McMullan then pulled the match to 2-1, defeating Suzan Lisenby 7-5, 7-5 in the No. 3 singles.
The Kangaroos then won the next two straight points, pulling out to a 4-1 lead and claiming the match. Laura Bouet defeated Schmidt 6-3 (8-6), 7-6 at the No. 2 singles and Amelie Amsallem downed Vermillion 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.
The two teams split the final two singles matches of the day, when Taylor Koehrson defeated Jillian Yakominich 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 5 singles and UMKC's Madeline Schulte defeated Noonan 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 6 spot.
The Bluejays will be back in action tomorrow, when they host the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Hanscom Indoor Tennis Center at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the men's match at the same time.