Posted: Mar 1, 2013 9:43 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 10:44 PM
COLUMBIA - The Mizzou tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss to the No. 4 Florida Gators in the Tigers' inaugural Southeastern Conference match Friday evening at the Green Tennis Center. The Tigers fell to 6-2 and 0-1 in SEC play, while the Gators improved to 7-1 and 1-0.
The Gators earned a hard-fought doubles points with wins are No. 1 and No. 2 play. Florida's No. 2 team of Danielle Collins and Olivia Janowicz posted an 8-5 win over senior Maria Christensen and junior Rachel Stuhlmann, while the Gator's No. 15 doubles team of Lauren Embree and Sofie Oyen defeated junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and sophomore Elisha Gabb, 8-5.
In singles action, Christensen picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 114 Brianna Morgan at No. 4 play. With the victory, Christensen improved to a perfect 8-0 in dual matches this spring.
Florida went up 2-0 when Embree, ranked as the nation's top singles player, earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Gaytan-Leach at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 action, Oyen, ranked 11th in the nation, defeated Stuhlmann 6-2, 6-2, to give the Gators a 3-0 advantage.
The Gators clinched the win as No. 53 Alexandra Cercone was victorious over Gabb at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-3.
At No. 5 action, sophomore Alex Clark suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss to No. 76 Danielle Collins and freshman Madison Rhyner lost to Florida's Caroline Hitimana, 6-4, 6-2.
The Tigers host the No. 43 South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at the Green Tennis Center.
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