Feb. 16, 2014
WICHITA, Kan. - The Mizzou tennis team fell to the Wichita State Shockers, 6-1, on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Wichita, Kan. The Tigers fell to 2-5 on the year, while the Shockers improved to 5-2.
Wichita State recorded wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to claim a 1-0 edge in the match. First, Rebecca Pedrazzi and Montse B. Fernandez posted an 8-3 win over junior Alex Clark and freshman Cassidy Spearman at No. 2 play. The Shockers clinched the point at No. 1 action, Lucia Kovalova and Veronika Blaskova defeated seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann, 8-3.
Mizzou knotted the match at 1-1 when sophomore Kelli Hine notched a win at No. 2 singles. Hine earned her team-leading fourth singles win of the spring after a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Wichita State's Pedrazzi.
The Shockers then won the five remaining singles matches for the 6-1 win. At No. 1, Julia Schiller posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Gaytan-Leach, then Clark suffered a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 loss to Blaskova at No. 5 singles.
Stuhlmann was defeated by Kovalova, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, at No. 3 action, sophomore Madison Rhyner lost to Abby Stevens, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5, at No. 4, and Spearman suffered a 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 loss to Fernanez at No. 6 singles.
Missouri stays on the road for three duals in Florida. The Tigers first take on Central Florida on Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. Mizzou then plays a double header on Sunday, Feb. 23, with a matchup at South Florida at 11 a.m. ET and a 6 p.m. ET dual against Oakland in Orlando, Fla.
Wichita State, Mizzou 1
1. Julia Schiller (WSU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Kelli Hine (MU) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Lucia Kovalova (WSU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
4. Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Madison Rhyner (MU) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
5. Veronika Blaskova (WSU) def. Alex Clark (MU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
6. Montse B. Fernandez (WF) def. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 6-4, 5-7, 10-7
1. Lucia Kovalova / Veronika Blaskova (WSU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 8-3
2. Rebecca Pedrazzi / Montse B. Fernandez (WSU) def. Alex Clark / Cassidy Spearman (MU) 8-3
3. Julia Schiller / Abby Stevens (WSU) vs. Kelli Hine / Madison Rhyner (MU) 7-3 unfinished
Order of Finish
Singles - 2, 1, 5, 3, 4, 6
Doubles - 2, 1