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No. 2 A&M Secures Sweep Over Missouri – Texas A&M Athletics

No. 2 A&M Secures Sweep Over Missouri - Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 2 Texas A&M women’s tennis team swept the Missouri Tigers (7-0) Sunday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.
The Aggies (15-1, 4-0 SEC) opened the match claiming their third-straight doubles point, 14th of the season. Mia Kupres/Gianna Pielet started the day with an exemplary performance on court 5, as the pair demolished Missouri’s (9-7, 0-4 SEC) Romary Cardenas/Gabriela Martinez (6-1). Securing the point for A&M was No. 47 Jayci Goldsmith/Salma Ewing, when the pair bested Emelie Schwarte/Andrea Artimedi on court 3 (6-4). No. 4 Carson Branstine/Mary Stoiana were on their way to victory, as they battled Inah Canete/Mae Canete on court 1, only two points from victory, 6-5.

The barrage continued into singles, as the Maroon & White swept all six courts. Getting the Aggies under way was No. 83 Pielet on court 6, as she secured a speedy straight-set win over Cardneas (6-1, 6-1). Jeanette Mireles followed with a victory on court 5, as she bested Artimedi (6-2, 6-0), this win marked her fifth straight. No. 90 Goldsmith clinched the match for A&M on court 3 (6-1, 6-3), with her 10th dual match singles win of the season over Inah Canete. The teams played out the remaining courts, and Ewing wasted no time adding another point to the tally, as she claimed the win on court 2 over Schwarte (6-1, 6-3). No. 5 Stoiana outlasted Mae Canete on court 1 in a third set super tiebreaker, despite facing multiple match points (6-1, 3-6, 1-0(11)), this win also puts her at the 10 dual match singles win mark this season. Rounding out the wins for the Maroon & White was No. 106 Kupres, as she ensured the match sweep with a win on court 3 over Martinez (6-4, 6-2).
Head coach Mark Weaver on today’s matchup…
“Overall, I think it was a very decisive win and that was one of the things as coaches we’ve been asking for. It was very tricky conditions today as we had to handle the wind, but we talk about being able to play in any conditions and we did just that. Any time you can beat an SEC team 7-0 you have to be pleased about that, now our focus moves to next week with another pair of tough matches scheduled.”
The Aggies host their third straight conference match Friday, March 17, versus the LSU Tigers with first serve set for 5 p.m.

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