April 13, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team closed out Southeastern Conference play with a 4-0 loss at the hands of Ole Miss Sunday afternoon at the Green Tennis Center. The Tigers fell to 7-20 overall and 1-12 in SEC action, while the Rebels improved to 13-8 and 6-7.
The Rebels secured the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 competition. They started the match with an 8-2 win at No. 2, as junior Alex Clark and sophomore Madison Rhyner fell to Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutnovic. In a close match at No. 1, Ole Miss' Erin Stephens and Iris Verboven ultimately prevailed, 8-6, over seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann.
A win at No. 3 singles for Rebel Mai El Kamash posted an 6-4, 6-2 win over Stuhlmann for a 2-0 Ole Miss advantage.
At No. 1 singles, Gaytan-Leach recovered from dropping the first set to win set two, 6-0, but eventually succumbed to the Rebels' top player, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. Ole Miss clinched the team victory after No. 91 Julia Jones edged out sophomore Kelli Hine, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 2 singles.
Ole Miss 4, Mizzou 0
1. Caroline Rohde-Moe (UM) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
2. #91 Julia Jones (UM) def. Kelli Hine (MU) 7-5, 7-5
3. Mai El Kamash (UM) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Erin Stephens (UM) vs. Madison Rhyner (MU) 4-6, 6-2, 3-2 unfinished
5. Alex Clark (MU) vs. Iris Verboven (UM) 5-1 unfinished
6. Marija Milutnovic (UM) vs. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 2-0 unfinished
1. Erin Stephens/Iris Verboven (UM) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach/Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 8-6
2. Caroline Rohde-Moe/Marija Milutnovic (UM) def. Alex Clark / Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-2
3. Kelli Hine/Cassidy Spearman (MU) vs. #75 Julia Jones/Zalina Khairudinova (UM) 6-2 unfinished
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3, 1, 2)
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