April 15, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Some of the nation's top women's tennis teams converge on Mizzou this weekend as the Tigers host the 2014 SEC Women's Tennis Championship April 16-20 at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. Admission to all matches is free.
Competition commences with first round matchups on Wednesday. No. 11 seed LSU faces No. 14 seed Mississippi State at 10 a.m., followed by 12-seed Arkansas against Mizzou, the No. 13 seed. The top 10 seeds earned first round byes in the 2014 Tournament, while the top four seeds earned double byes.
Of the SEC's 14 programs, 11 are ranked coming into the Championship, including five teams in the top-11. Mizzou enters the Championship with an 8-20 overall record. However, the Tigers finished the season 2-1 in their last three matches, with a 4-1 win against Mississippi State and a 7-0 sweep over UMKC.
Senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach leads the squad with a 13-11 record at No. 1 singles and a 3-7 mark in SEC action. She picked up four ranked wins during the course of the season and was 6-2 in her final eight singles matches of the year.
Rachel Stuhlmann, also a senior, matched Gaytan-Leach's three SEC wins while playing at No. 3 play.
2014 SEC Tournament
April 16-20, 2014
Mizzou Tennis Complex
Wednesday, April 17
10 a.m. - No. 11 LSU vs. No. 14 Mississippi State
2 p.m. - No. 12 Arkansas vs. No. 13 Missouri
Thursday, April 18
8 a.m. - No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 10 Kentucky
11 a.m. - No. 6 Tennessee vs. Match 1 Winner
2 p.m. - No. 8 South Carolina vs. No. 9 Ole Miss
5 p.m. - No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Match 2 Winner
Friday, April 19
8 a.m. - No. 2 Vanderbilt vs. Match 3 Winner
10 a.m. - No. 3 Georgia vs. Match 4 Winner
2 p.m. - No. 1 Alabama vs. Match 5 Winner
5 p.m. - No. 4 Florida vs. Match 6 Winner
Saturday, April 19
10 a.m. - Match 7 Winner vs. Match 8 Winner
2 p.m. - Match 9 Winner vs. Match 10 Winner
Sunday, April 20
Noon - Championship
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