March 29, 2013
ST LOUIS, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team, ranked 58th nationally, fell to the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs, 4-0, Friday, March 29 at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo. The loss dropped the Tigers to 8-8 overall and 1-7 in Southeastern Conference action, while the Bulldogs improved to 14-2 and 7-1.
Georgia claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and 3 action. The No. 3 Bulldog team of Lilly Kimbell and Mia King defeated sophomore Elisha Gabb and freshman Madison Rhyner, 8-4, while Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase, ranked 59th nationally, posted an 8-4 victory over senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann, 8-4, at No. 2.
The Bulldogs clinched the dual match win with victories at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 singles. Lilly Kimbell ousted Rhyner, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 6 play and No. 86 Silvia Garcia notched a 6-1, 6-1 win over Christensen at No. 3. Georgia claimed the match when No. 18 Kowase defeated Stuhlmann, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 action.
Missouri returns to the court on Sunday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.
No. 5 Georgia 4, Mizzou 0
1. No. 8 Lauren Herring (UGA) vs. No. 105 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-1, 5-1 unfinished
2. No. 18 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-1, 6-1
3. No. 86 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Marcia Christensen (MU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kate Fuller (UGA) vs. Elisha Gabb (MU) 6-1, 4-3 unfinished
5. Alex Clark (MU) vs. Mia King (UGA) 7-6 (7-2) unfinished
6. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Madison Rhyner (MU) 6-2, 6-0
1. No. 4 Kate Fuller / Silvia Garcia (UGA) vs. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Alex Clark (MU) 6-4 unfinished
2. No. 59 Lauren Herring / Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Maria Christensen / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 8-4
3. Lilly Kimbell / Mia King (UGA) def. Elisha Gabb / Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-4
Order of Finish
Singles: 6, 3, 2
Doubles: 3, 2
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