The womenâ€™s tennis team came close to winning their first match in the MIAA in more than a year when they faced Missouri Southern on Friday.
â€œWe are trying to break the losing mentality,â€ said Kristy Pechous, a junior college transfer from Arizona that came to play tennis at Missouri Western. â€œWe havenâ€™t been able to
close out matches, but I think we can get there.â€
The tennis match was tied at four with won game left.
Missouri Westernâ€™s Michelle Ritter did everything in her power to win the match with her teammates cheering her on in eager anticipation. This win would mean a lot to the women who were on last yearâ€™s team that had to take two girls off of the soccer team to fill up their roster after the best player on the team quit.
â€œWe almost won,â€ Pechous said. â€œMichelle had a really tough match.â€
The tennis team has played well this season, and even though their record may not show it, they are taking a step in the right direction. By the end of the season, the Griffons are hoping to knock off one of teams in the MIAA.