Tigers Continue Strong Play on ITA Summer Circuit



July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Three members of the Mizzou tennis program competed at ITA Summer Circuit events this past weekend in Kansas and Texas. Incoming sophomore transfer Kelli Hine won the singles title at UT-Arlington, while Rachel Stuhlmann and Madison Rhyner saw success at the University of Kansas.

Competing at the ITA Summer Circuit at UT-Arlington, Hine won five singles matches to claim the singles title. She defeated Courtney McWilliams, 6-0, 6-0, in the round of 32 and earned a 7-6, 6-3 win over Michelle Yang in the round of 16. A victory over Nicole Karaklis, 6-1, 6-4, in the quarterfinals propelled Hine to the semifinals, where she ousted Kelsey Grambeau, 6-1, 6-0. In the finals, Hine lost the first set but came back for a 1-6, 6-3, 10-6 win over Kaysie Hermsdorf.

In doubles, Hine and partner Grambeau advanced to the finals. The pair earned an 8-4 win over Audra Bell and Kirsten Pierce in the round of 16 and an 8-0 victory over April Downing and Marissa Lewis in the quarterfinals. An 8-4 win over Farris Cunningham and Kaylin Kruseman in the semis put the duo in the finals, where they fell to Alexandra Huie and Emily Olivier, 8-3.

Stuhlmann and Rhyner competed at the University of Kansas' ITA Summer Circuit. In singles, Stuhlmann won three matches before falling in the semifinals. Rhyner posted two victories before a loss in the quarterfinals.

The pair teamed up in doubles action and made it to the semifinals. They ousted Sam Anderson and Maddie Johnson in the quarterfinals before falling to Alecia Kauss and Dylan Windom, 8-2, in the semis.

Kelli Hine
Rd. of 32 - Hine def. Courtney McWilliams 6-0, 6-0
Rd. of 16 - Hine def. Michelle Yang 7-6, 6-3
Quarterfinals - Hine def. Nicole Karaklis 6-1, 6-4
Semifinals - Hine def. Kelsey Grambeau 6-1, 6-0
Finals - Hine def. Kaysie Hermsdorf 1-6, 6-3, 10-6



Kelli Hine / Kelsey Grambeau
Rd. of 16 - Hine / Grambeau def. Audra Bell / Kirsten Pierce 8-4
Quarterfinals - Hine / Grambeau def. April Downing / Marissa Lewis 8-0
Semifinals - Hine / Grambeau def. Farris Cunningham / Kaylin Kruseman 8-4
Finals - Alexandra Huie / Emily Olivier def. Hine / Grambeau 8-3

Rachel Stuhlmann
Rd. of 32 - Stuhlmann def. Conner Hazelrigg 6-0, 6-0
Rd. of 16 - Stuhlmann def. Taylor Revling 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinals - Stuhlmann def. Stephanie Wei 7-5, 6-0
Semifinals - Alecia Kauss def. Stuhlmann 6-2, 6-1

Madison Rhyner
Rd of 32 - Rhyner def. Loree Hazelrigg 6-3, 6-0
Rd. of 16 - Rhyner def. Camden Newton 6-1, 7-6 (8)
Quarterfinals - Whitney Kay def. Rhyner 6-1, 6-4

Rachel Stuhlmann / Madison Rhyner
Quarterfinals - Stuhlmann / Rhyner def. Sam Anderson / Maddie Johnson 8-5
Semifinals - Alecia Kauss / Dylan Windom def. Stuhlmann / Rhyner 8-2

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