Oct. 20, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Mizzou tennis junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach advanced to the quarterfinals in the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship, hosted by Tulsa, on Saturday. She will face Arkansas' Yang Pang on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Gaytan-Leach defeated Oklahoma's Whitney Richie 6-3, 7-5 in the round of 16 on Saturday to advance. Richie, ranked 60th in the country, was the No. 3 seed in the tournament. The junior now has a 6-2 record in the fall season and a perfect 3-0 at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship.
Two Tiger doubles teams were also in action on Saturday. Gaytan-Leach and sophomore Elisha Gabb suffered an 8-3 loss to Oklahoma State's C.C. Sardinia and Meghan Blevins, while junior Rachel Stuhlmann and freshman Madison Rhyner lost to Tulsa's Sam Vickers and Isaura Enrique, 8-2.
Main Draw Singles Third Round
Gaytan-Leach (MU) def. Whitney Ritchie (OU) 6-3, 7-5
Main Draw Doubles Third Round
Sam Vickers/Isaura Enrique (TU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann/Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-2
C.C. Sardinia/Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach/Elisha Gabb (MU) 8-3
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