Cooper Tennis Complex was the hosting area for the opening contest of the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals this past Friday afternoon. With a score of 4-1, the MSU Bears were able to win their first round matchup against Valparaiso.
"It was a fantastic first round performance today against a competitive Valparaiso team," head coach Hannah Keeling said in a MSU release. "Throughout the lineup today each player stepped up and battled to be successful.”
On April 10 in the regular season, Missouri State beat Valpo 5-2 on the road.
The two teams’ postseason match started with MSU establishing an early edge.