The tennis Bears were 8-7 on the season following a 6-1 win against Missouri Valley Conference school, Northern Iowa, on Saturday, April 6. 

On Sunday, April 7, the Bears traveled to Drake University to win their second conference matchup 4-3.

The win was secured when senior Fati Khamissi fought off her singles opponent. She received MVC tennis player of the week for her efforts. 

The win was also aided by two doubles wins from freshman Anna Alons and sophomore Ellie Burger and Khamissi and senior Phoebe Boeschen.

In addition, Burger and Boeschen earned points in singles.

The Bears then hosted Illinois State and Bradley at Cooper Tennis Complex. The Bears fell to Illinois State 5-2. Points were earned by Burger and freshman Clara Gandara Gonzalez in singles, respectively.

The Bears didn’t go down without a fight, though; half of the singles matches led to three sets. 

Finally the Bears wrapped up the week with a 5-2 Senior Day loss to another conference opponent, Bradley. Points were earned by doubles partners Burger and junior Alye Darter and Burger in singles. 

The Bears take on nonconference opponent Oral Roberts on Wednesday, April 17, followed by their final conference matchup against Valparaiso before the MVC Championships on Saturday, April 20.