March 16, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team led Arkansas 3-0 but lost its final four singles matches to suffer a 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon at the Green Tennis Center. The Tigers fell to 5-12 overall and 0-6 in Southeastern Conference action, while Arkansas improved to 7-8 and 1-5.
With the score knotted at 3-3, the match came down to the No. 6 singles match of Mizzou freshman Tracy Dong and Flavia Araujo. The match went back and forth in the first set, with Araujo ultimately winning the set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (8-6). Dong trailed 4-1 in set two but battled back to even the score at 6-6. Araujo responded with by taking the final two games for the 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 win to clinch the Razorback victory.
The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead after taking No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Mizzou's top duo of seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann eased to an 8-2 win over Kimberley - Ann Surin and Shannon Hudson at No. 1 action, while sophomore Madison Rhyner and freshman Cassidy Spearman defeated Yang Pang and Oleksandra Shkorupeieva, 8-6, at No. 2 play.
Stuhlmann got Mizzou off to a good start in singles as she recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sarah McLean at No. 4 competition. The win was her team leading third in SEC competition.
At No. 4 singles, Rhyner and Surin split the first two sets but Rhyner stormed back to take the match, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, as Mizzou took a 3-0 advantage.
Arkansas pulled within 3-1 after Hudson posted a 6-3, 6-4 over sophomore Kelli Hine at No. 2 singles. The Razorbacks also notched a win at No. 1 play when Pang outlasted Gaytan-Leach, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
The visitors evened the match at 3-3 when Shkorupeieva was victorious over Spearman, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 5 action. That set the stage for the winner-take-all match at No. 6 singles that Arkansas won.
Missouri returns to the court Sunday at 6 p.m. to take on the Drake Bulldogs.
Arkansas 4, Mizzou 3
1. Yang Pang (ARK) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
2. Shannon Hudson (ARK) def. Kelli Hine (MU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Sarah McLean (ARK) 6-1, 6-2
4. Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Kimberley - Ann Surin (ARK) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
5. Oleksandra Shkorupeieva (ARK) def. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Flavia Araujo (ARK) def. Tracy Dong (MU) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Kimberley - Ann Surin / Shannon Hudson (ARK) 8-2
2. Madison Rhyner / Cassidy Spearman (MU) def. Yang Pang / Oleksandra Shkorupeieva (ARK) 8-6
3. Tracy Dong / Kelli Hine (MU) vs. Sarah McLean / Flavia Araujo (ARK) 5-5 unfinished
Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 2); Singles (3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6)
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