KANSAS CITY - (April 2) The Seattle U women's tennis team came close to breaking through for their first WAC conference victory of the season, but could not out last Chicago State as they fell 4-3 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Barbara Carey and Kali McCollister won a doubles game for the Redhawks, but the other two went to the Cougars as they secured the doubles match point.

Playing in the singles no. 1 position, Michelle Lui lost a close match 2-6, 6-1, 7-5, but Madison Maloney followed her with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. In total, the two teams evenly split the six singles games. 

Despite a disappointing start to conference play, head coach Adam Reeb remains positive with where his team stands.

"Even though we didn't get the win, I was very pleased with our team's efforts and attitude today," said Reeb. "We left everything we had out there today, and as a coach, that's all I can ask for.

We've got a few weeks now to work on some things and get fully healthy heading into the WAC Tournament at the end of the month.

If we can continue to improve a little bit each day, we'll like where we're at come tournament time in New Mexico."

SU will close out their regular season Wednesday, April 12, at home against Puget Sound. The match is scheduled to take place outside at the Seattle U tennis courts with a 5:00 p.m. start time.

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