March 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team picked up a 6-1 win over Wichita State on Sunday, March 24 at the Green Tennis Center in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers improved to 8-7 on the season, while the Shockers fell to 5-10.
With wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, Missouri earned the afternoon's doubles' point. Junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and sophomore Alex Clark earned an 8-3 win over Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova at No. 1, while sophomore Elisha Gabb and freshman Madison Rhyner defeated Montse Blasco Fernandez and Julia Schiller, 8-2.
The Tigers won five of six singles matches on the day for the 6-1 team win. Gaytan-Leach posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Rebecca Pedrazzi at No. 1 action, junior Rachel Stuhlmann defeated Kovalova, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2, while senior Maria Christensen recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win against Schiller at No. 3 singles.
Clark and Rhyner also picked up wins in shortened matches. Clark was victorious over Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul, 8-2, and Rhyner defeated Summer Schlotterback, 8-3.
The Shockers won the No. 4 singles match, when Blasco-Fernandez pulled out a 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 victory over Gabb.
Missouri returns to the court on Friday, March 29 with a 5 p.m. match against Georgia.
No. 59 Mizzou 6, Wichita State 1
1. No. 114 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Lucia Kovalova (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Maria Christensen (MU) def. Julia Schiller (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Montse Blasco-Fernandez (WSU) def. Elisha Gabb (MU) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
5. Alex Clark (MU) def. Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul (WSU) 8-2
6. Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Summer Schlotterback (WSU) 8-3
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Alex Clark (MU) def. Veronika Blaskova / Lucia Kovalova (WSU) 8-3
2. No. 68 Maria Christensen / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) vs. Carla Venticinque / Rebecca Pendrazz (WSU) 3-4 unfinished
3. Elisha Gabb / Madison Rhyner (MU) Montse Blasco-Fernandez / Julia Schiller (WSU) 8-2
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