WICHITA, Kan.- Five Shocker individuals and three doubles teams will play in the semifinals of their respective flights on Saturday after completing the first day of play at the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships on Friday night at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
In flight one doubles, No. 32 Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova defeated their first round opponent, Klavdija Rebol and Jordan Eggleston of Drake, 8-1. They kept their record undefeated, moving to 5-0 so far this season. In the semifinals they will play Natasha James and Kelsey Costales of Evansville.
Junior Carla Venticinque and her freshman partner Rebecca Pedrazzi also played well, as they competed in the flight two doubles draw. They defeated Chelsea Moore and Lindsay Cayton of Northern Iowa, 8-0, and will play Sam Anderson and Amanda Noonan of Creighton in the semifinals.
In the flight three doubles draw, Montse Blasco Fernandez and Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul had a bye in the first round and will play Analese Snyder and Karlin Naslund of Creighton on Saturday.
In singles play, Lucia Kovalova, Carla Venticinque, Rebecca Pedrazzi and Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul defeated their opponents in straight sets. Joining them in the next round will be Montse Blasco Fernandez, who had a bye in the first round of the flight six draw. Junior Veronika Blaskova fell in flight one singles play to Melanie Delsart of Southern Illinois, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, but came back strong in the consolation bracket to beat Mina Milovic of Evansville, 6-4, 6-1. She will play for fifth place.
Freshman Summer Schlotterback also competed for the Shockers in flight seven singles, but was defeated by Jordan Eggleston of Drake, 6-2, 6-1. She will continue play in the consolation bracket.
The tournament continues on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Live stats and updates will be available all day on the tournament central page at GoShockers.com