April 13, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou tennis team breezed to a 7-0 sweep over UMKC in the regular season finale Sunday evening at the Green Tennis Center. The Tigers improved to 8-20 overall with the win, while UMKC fell to 6-13 after the loss.
Against UMKC in the nightcap, Missouri easily took the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 play. Sophomore Kelli Hine and freshman Cassidy Spearman improved took care of Raquel Argenal and Linda Ammar Mouhoub, 8-2, at No. 3, while seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann defeated Amelie Amsallem and Dimitra Stavrianakou at No. 1 doubles, 8-2.
The Tigers continued their strong play with wins at all six singles matches. Junior Alex Clark got Missouri going with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Amsallem at No. 4 action. Stuhlmann then downed Mariam Kurasbediani, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4 singles as Mizzou took a 3-0 advantage.
Gaytan-Leach clinched the Tiger win as she notched a 6-2, 6-3 win over Stavrianakou at No. 1 singles. No. 2 play, Hine followed soon after with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Maddie Schulte
Identical 6-1, 6-0 wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles closed out the match. Freshman Tracy Dong recorded her win over Linda Ammar Mouhoub at No. 6, while Spearman defeated Gaby Pintos at No. 6 action.
Missouri will host the 2014 SEC Women's Tennis Championship Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 20 at the Green Tennis Center. The No. 13 seed, the Tigers face No. 12 seed Arkansas at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Mizzou 7, UMKC 0
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) def. Dimitra Stavrianakou (UMKC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Kelli Hine (MU) def. Maddie Schulte (UMKC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Mariam Kurasbedani (UMKC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alex Clark (MU) def. Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Cassidy Spearman (MU) def. Gaby Pintos (UMKC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Tracy Dong (MU) def. Linda Ammar Mouhoub (UMKC) 6-1, 6-0
1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach/Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) def. Amelie Amsallem/Dimitra Stavrianakou
2. Alex Clark / Tracy Dong vs. Gaby Pintos/Maddie Schulte (MU) 5-5 unfinished
3. Kelli Hine/Cassidy Spearman (MU) Raquel Argenal/Linda Ammar Mouhoub (UMKC) 8-2
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,3,1,2,5,6)
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