March 10, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Mizzou tennis team fell to No. 11 Vanderbilt 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center in Nashville, Tenn. The loss dropped the Tigers' record to 6-5 overall and 0-4 in Southeastern Conference action, while the Commodores improved to 10-5 and 3-1.
Missouri claimed the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead over Vanderbilt. The duo of sophomore Elisha Gabb and freshman Madison Rhyner defeated Frances Altick and Georgina Sellyn, 8-4, at No. 3 doubles. The Tigers clinched the point when senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann posted an 8-4 win over No. 29 Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira at No. 2.
Vanderbilt responded to take all six singles matches and the 6-1 victory. No. 107 Cierra Gaytan-Leach fell to No. 60 Mira, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 action, Stuhlmann dropped a 6-2, 6-2 match to Marie Casares at No. 2, and Christensen suffered a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to Colton at No. 3. Additionally, Vanderbilt's Ashleigh Antal beat sophomore Alex Clark at No. 5, 6-2, 6-1, and Rhyner fell to Altick, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 singles.
At No. 4 action, Gabb dropped the first set but came back to win the second, but ultimately fell to No. 64 Sellyn, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7.
The Tigers remain on the road next weekend to face Arkansas and LSU. Mizzou competes against Arkansas on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. before facing LSU on Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m.
No. 11 Vanderbilt, No. 57 Mizzou 1
1. No. 60 Nadia Ravita (VU) def. No. 107 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Marie Casares (VU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Courtney Colton (VU) def. Maria Christensen (MU) 6-1, 6-0
4. No. 64 Georgia Sellyn (VU) def. Elisha Gabb (MU) 7-5, 3-6, 10-7
5. Ashleigh Antal (VU) def. Alex Clark (MU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Frances Altick (VU) def. Madison Rhyner (MU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Ashleigh Antal / Marie Casares (VU) vs. Cierra Gayan-Leach / Alex Clark 7-5 (unfinished)
2. Maria Christensen / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. No. 29 Courtney Colton / Lauren Mira (VU) 8-4
3. Elisha Gabb / Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Frances Altick / Georgina Sellyn (VU) 8-4
Order of finish:
Singles: 6, 5, 1, 3, 2, 4
Doubles: 3, 2
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