Sophomore Elisha Gabb
April 7, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team closed out the home portion of its 2013 schedule with a 4-1 loss at the hands of No. 23 Auburn Sunday afternoon at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo. The loss dropped Mizzou's record to 9-10 overall and 2-9 in Southeastern Conference play, while Auburn improved to 16-6 and 6-5.
Auburn won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to take the first point of the afternoon. The team of Jen Pfeifler and Paulina Schippers ousted sophomore Elisha Gabb and freshman Madison Rhyner, 8-2, at No. 3. The visiting Tiger duo of Jackie Kasler and Emily Flickinger claimed an 8-4 win over senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann at No. 2 action.
The visiting team went up 2-0 when Burgmans, ranked 36th nationally, posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach at No. 1 singles. A 6-1, 6-4 win for Auburn's Kasler over sophomore Alex Clark at No. 5 action gave the visiting Tigers a 3-1 edge.
Rhyner put Mizzou on the board as the freshman earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Plamena Kurteva at No. 6 singles. However, Auburn clinched the team victory when Flickinger beat Stuhlmann at No. 2, 6-3, 6-3.
Missouri closes out the regular season with a pair of road matches next weekend. The Tigers face Ole Miss on Friday, April 12 at 3 p.m. and Mississippi State on Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m.
No. 23 Auburn 4, No. 49 Mizzou 1
1. No. 36 Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. No. 105 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Emily Flickinger (AU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Michala Kucharova (AU) vs. Maria Christensen (MU) 6-0, 5-4 unfinished
4. Jen Pfeifler (AU) vs. Elisha Gabb (MU) 7-5, 0-5 unfinished
5. Jackie Kasler (AU) def. Alex Clark (MU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Plamena Kurteva (AU) 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish
Singles: 1, 5, 6, 2
Doubles: 3, 2
Tigers Drop Sunday Contest vs. No. 3 Florida, 7-0
Mizzou tennis wrapped up their home weekend today at Mizzou Tennis Complex, and fell 7-0 to...
Mizzou Drops 6-1 Match Against No. 36 South...
Mizzou tennis opened up their weekend at home Friday evening at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. After ...
Tennis Back Home This Weekend For Ranked SEC...
After seven straight matches away from mid-Missouri, the Tigers return to the Mizzou Tennis...
Tigers Drop Road Matchup At Ole Miss, 7-0
Mizzou tennis ended their long stretch away from home with a contest at No. 17 Ole Miss Sunday...
Tennis Falls At No. 59 Mississippi State, 4-0
Mizzou tennis kicked off yet another weekend road trip Friday evening, and dropped a 4-0 contest ...
Tennis Set For Road Trip Against Ranked Foes...
Mizzou tennis wraps up a long stretch away from home this weekend in the state of Mississippi, as...
Tigers Fall In SEC Opener At Arkansas
Mizzou tennis kicked off their Southeastern Conference season today at the Billingsley Tennis...
Tennis Begins SEC Play This Sunday At No. 50...
Following a successful non-conference schedule, Mizzou tennis is set to begin Southeastern...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP