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Kissell Ousted in First Round of NCAA Singles Tournament

ITA Atlantic Region Senior of the Year, Michaela Kissell

May 25, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif.Michaela Kissell of the Marshall University Tennis Team lost her first round match of the NCAA Singles Championship on Saturday evening at Stanford and will now turn her attention to doubles action.

Kissell was eliminated from singles competition by Joann Mather of the Florida Gators in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. Mather and the Gators won the team National Championship yesterday by defeating Stanford, 4-3.

Alongside teammate Dominika Zaprazna, Kissell will try to capture a doubles national championship beginning tomorrow at Taube Family Tennis Center. MU (19-1) will face the Stanford duo of Hilary Barte and Mallory Burdette (22-6) in the round of 32. The time of the contest is still to be determined.

Fans can follow a live web stream of the entire tournament by logging on to the ITA Tournament Central Page and can follow live stats through Stanford’s website.