Feb. 2, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM , N.C. - The Mizzou tennis team fell to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 5-2, on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Tigers fell to 2-4 on the year, while the Demon Deacons improved to 5-0.
Wake Forest recorded wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to claim a 1-0 edge in the match. First Kimmy Guerin and Karen Foreman posted an 8-3 win over Missouri sophomores Kelli Hine and Madison Rhyner. The home squad clinched the doubles point after Xue Zhang and Kasey Gardiner defated senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and freshman Cassidy Spearman, 8-6.
The Demon Deacons posted wins at No. 1, 3, 5 and 6 singles to record the victory. Gaytan-Leach fell to Andrea Retolaza, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, at No. 1 action, Spearman suffered a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Gardiner at No. 5 singles, and freshman Tracy Dong lost to Zhang, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6.
Rhyner came back to take the second set but ultimately fell to Guerin, 7-4, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 3 play.
The Tigers notched wins in the final two matches of the day. At No. 2 singles, Hine posted a 7-6 (7-1), 7-5 win over Samantha Asch. Then senior Rachel Stuhlmann recovered after dropping the first set to post a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win over Luisa Fernandez.
Mizzou is idle until Sunday, Feb. 16, when the squad travels to Wichita, Kan., to take on Wichita State at 11 a.m.
Wake Forest 5, Mizzou 2
1. Andrea Retolaza (WF) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
2. Kelli Hine (MU) def. Samantha Asch (WF) 7-6 (7-1), 7-5
3. Kimmy Guerin (WF) def. Madison Rhyner (MU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
4. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Xue Zhang (WF) def. Tracy Dong (MU) 6-1, 6-1
1. Xue Zhang / Kasey Gardiner (WF) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Cassidy Spearman (MU) 8-6
2. Samantha Asch / Luisa Fernandez (WF) vs. Rachel Stuhlmann / Tracy Dong (MU) 7-5 unfinished
3. Kimmy Guerin / Karen Foreman (WF) def. Kelli Hine / Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-3
Order of Finish
Singles - 6, 5, 1, 3, 2, 4
Doubles - 3, 1
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