April 12, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - The No. 51 Mizzou tennis team fell to the No. 43 Ole Miss Rebels, 4-1, Friday afternoon at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Miss. The loss drops the Tigers' record to 9-11 overall and 2-10 in SEC play, while the Rebels improve to 14-11 and 5-7.
Ole Miss won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to take the first point of the afternoon. The Rebels' No. 38 doubles duo of Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic defeated senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann, 8-2, at No. 2 action. The Rebels claimed the point when Julia Jones and Allie Robbins beat sophomore Elisha Gabb and freshman Madison Rhyner, 8-5, at No. 3.
In singles play, No. 39 Rohde-Moe put Ole Miss up 2-0 when she ousted junior and No. 86 Cierra Gaytan-Leach at No. 1 action, 6-3, 6-3. The home team then earned a 3-0 advantage when Erin Stephens posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Gabb at No. 4.
Rhyner put the Tigers on the board when the freshman claimed her fourth conference win with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Iris Verboven at No. 6 play.
At No. 2 singles, Stuhlmann fought back from down 4-1 to 5-5 in the second set to but ultimately fell 6-2, 7-5 to Jones to clinch the victory for Ole Miss.
Missouri closes out the regular season on Sunday, April 14 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 1 p.m.
No. 43 Ole Miss 4, No. 51 Mizzou 1
1. No. 39 Caroline Rohde-Moe (MO) def. No. 86 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Julia Jones (OM) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Maria Christensen (MU) vs. No. 93 Mai El Kamash (OM) 7-5, 0-6, 3-1 unfinished
4. Erin Stephens (OM) def. Elisha Gabb (MU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Alex Clark (MU) vs. Marija Milutinovic (OM) 2-6, 6-1, 4-4 unfinished
6. Madison Rhyner (MU) def. Iris Verboven (OM) 6-3, 6-0
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) vs. Iris Verboven / Erin Stephens (OM) 6-6 unfinished
2. No. 38 Caroline Rohde-Moe / Marija Milutinovic (OM) def. Maria Christensen / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 8-2
3. Julia Jones / Allie Robbins (OM) def. Elisha Gabb / Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-5
Order of Finish
Singles: 1, 4, 6, 4
Doubles: 2, 3
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