Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:37 PM
COLUMBIA - No. 43 South Carolina recorded a narrow 4-3 over the No. 71 Mizzou Tennis team Sunday afternoon at the Green Tennis Center. The loss dropped Mizzou's record to 6-3 overall and 0-2 in Southeastern Conference play, while the Gamecocks improved to 8-4 and 1-1.
South Carolina went up 1-0 after earning the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3. The Gamecock's top doubles team of Jaklin Alawi and Dominika Kanakova defeated junior Cierra Gaytan-Leach and sophomore Elisha Gabb, 8-3. At No. 3, South Carolina's Elixane Lechemia and Ximena Siles Luna prevailed over sophomore Alex Clark and freshman Madison Rhyer, 8-5.
South Carolina increased its lead to 2-0 when Gabb retired at No. 3 singles down 5-0 to No. 58 Lechemia.
Senior Maria Christensen continued her hot play as she dispatched Kanakova, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4 action. The win, which brought Mizzou within 2-1, was the ninth consecutive for Christensen, who is a perfect 9-0 in dual matches this spring.
South Carolina's Katerina Popova, ranked 108th nationally, defeated junior Rachel Stuhlmann at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2, for a 3-1 Gamecock advantage.
Mizzou used wins at No. 1 and No. 5 singles to knot the match at 3-3. At No. 1, No. 107 Gaytan-Leach earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 69 Alawi to mark Gaytan-Leach's second victory over Alawi this season. After winning the first set 7-5, Clark fought back from a 4-1 deficit in the second set to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and earn her seventh dual win this spring and tie the score at 3-3.
At No. 6 singles, South Carolina's Ximena Siles Luna prevailed over Rhyner, 6-2, 6-1, to clinch the match win for the Gamecocks.
The Tigers hit the road next weekend to continue SEC play. Mizzou takes on No. 53 Kentucky on Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m. CT before facing No. 12 Vanderbilt on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
Posted 4:53 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 News
COLUMBIA - Shoppers spent $10.4 billion at stores on Black Friday. However, according to Yahoo, sales at brick and mortar stores dropped more than $1 billion. One of the factors for the decrease is the increase in onlines sales.
This year, Cyber Monday sales are expected to increase 12 (More)
Posted 7:04 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A teenager has been killed after being shot in the leg in north St. Louis.
Police said there was some kind of dispute between three men before the shots were fired around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The teenager was shot in the leg by a suspect in his 60s.
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Posted 7:01 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) — One person has been killed in a Kansas City shooting.
KMBC-TV reports that officers were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. Monday to a shooting. They found a man dead on a porch when they arrived.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Posted 4:17 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
PERRYVILLE (AP) — A Perryville man faces multiple charges after attempting two robberies in the same night.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the charges against 51-year-old Danny Rue Sr. include attempted robbery, kidnapping, burglary, third-degree assault, unlawful (More)
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Posted 5:25 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
STEWARTSVILLE (AP) - A northwest Missouri man is dead after pointing a weapon at law enforcement officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the patrol and Dekalb County Sheriff's Department responded to a call near Stewartsville at 10:18 (More)
Posted 4:16 PM 11/29/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old relative by the hair for not wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at Hickman High School shortly before school was to let out for the day. Police say (More)
Posted 3:02 PM 11/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend winds down, Columbia small businesses were preparing Sunday for a rush of online shopping, largely dominated by big-name retailers, during Cyber Monday.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) says it created the term "Cyber Monday" in 2005 (More)
Posted 1:47 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
JOPLIN (AP) — A southwest Missouri newspaper's recent attempts to obtain emails from three former public officials in Joplin resulted in two denials because the records were wiped clean soon after the leaders left office.
The Joplin Globe, which requested the records, reports (More)
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Posted 1:38 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Sunday marks the 11th annual Drive Safer Sunday on the year's busiest day of travel.
Non-profit organization Road Safe America (RSA) is reminding drivers to be safe on the roads during the holidays including not only Thanksgiving, but also the upcoming Christmas and New Year's (More)
Posted 1:30 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
SILEX (AP) — The mayor of a tiny eastern Missouri town is dead after being involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle that crossed the center line.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 67-year-old David E. Rice of Silex was pronounced dead Friday at a St. Louis-area (More)