In what was a largely forgettable yr for Missouri tennis, one standout will play on in this month’s postseason.
Junior Bronte Murgett was selected Tuesday as a singles player for the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, changing into the third particular person from Missouri to ever qualify and the primary since Bea Machado Santos did in 2016. Murgett was one in every of 64 singles gamers and 51 at-large bids nationally to qualify.
Murgett and senior Marta Oliveira had been named the No. 3 alternate for the Championships’ doubles play match. Alternates substitute withdrawals from the match made inside 5 days of the choice announcement.
A primary-year switch from New Mexico, Murgett was the Tigers’ high player this season, going 18-8 with a 9-6 file as MU’s No. 1 player. The Brit was named to the All-Southeastern Conference second group and at the moment ranks No. 31 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Singles Rankings.
Murgett is the lone MU player assured to be enjoying postseason tennis, an accomplishment for her particularly however general disappointing for the tennis program as a complete.
After a 12-3 begin that included a house twin win over then-No. 25 Mississippi State, Missouri solely received three extra duals and misplaced all of its remaining SEC matches to end 15-16. With a 4-3 loss to Arkansas in the opening spherical of the SEC Tournament on April 19, Missouri grew to become the one SEC college not to qualify as a group for the Championships.
The Championships will probably be held on the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando, Florida from May 16-28. Singles play begins May 23.