Jan. 19, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The University of Mizzou tennis team earned a perfect 7-0 sweep over Saint Louis Saturday night in St. Louis, Mo. The Tigers improved to 1-0 in dual matches this season, while SLU fell to 0-1. ub
Missouri opened action with wins in all three doubles matches. The No. 1 team of senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and sophomore Elisha Gabb posted an 8-3 win over Mia Elmore and Brook Urzendowski. Senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann defeated Stephanie Hollis and Maria Toro Moreno at No. 2 doubles, 8-2, while sophomore Alex Clark and freshman Madison Rhyner beat Madison Cook and Natalia Yacaman, 8-1, at No. 3 action.
The Tigers continued their strong play with a sweep of all six singles matches. At No. 1 singles, Gaytan-Leach defeated Hollis, 6-2, 6-1, while Stuhlmann earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Elmore at No. 2 action. Gabb was victorious, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3 play against Urzendowski.
At No. 4 singles, Christensen posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Cook, while Clark beat Toro Moreno, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 5. At No. 6 play, Rhyner defeated Yacaman, 6-1, 6-2.
Next, the Tigers travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., the ITA Kick-Off Classic. Mizzou opens play against South Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Mizzou 7, SLU 0
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) def. Stephanie Hollis (SLU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Mia Elmore (SLU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Elisha Gabb (MU) def. Brooke Urzendowski(SLU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Maria Christensen (MU) def. Madison Cook (SLU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Alex Clark (MU) def. Maria Toro Moreno (SLU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Natalia Yacaman (SLU) 6-1, 6-2
1. Gaytan-Leach/Gabb (MU) def. Elmore/Urzendowski (SLU) 8-3
2. Christensen/Stuhlmann (MU) def. Hollis/Toro Moreno (SLU) 8-2
3. Clark/Rhyner (MU) def. Cook/Yacaman (SLU) 8-1