COLUMBIA, Mo. – On the opening day of Southeastern Conference play for both teams, University of Missouri tennis fell 4-0 at No. 20 Tennessee in a match that was much closer than the scoreboard showed.
Mizzou (9-4, 0-1 SEC) dropped a pair of close doubles decisions by 6-4 margins and couldn’t quite capture the momentum in singles, dropping matches at No. 6, 4 and 2, respectively.
Mae Canete took the first set at No. 1 singles, Emelie Schwarte forced a third set at No. 3 singles and Gabriela Martinez won the opening frame at No. 5 singles in unfinished matches. Laura Masic made a late surge at the No. 2 singles spot, but fell 6-4 in the second set.
Tennessee (8-2, 1-0 SEC) won its sixth-straight match against the Tigers and took an 8-2 lead in the all-time series.
#20 Tennessee 4, Missouri 0
1. #30 Rebeka Mertena (TENN) vs. Mae Canete (MIZ) 5-7, 1-3, unfinished
2. #59 Elza Tomase (TENN) def. #117 Laura Masic (MIZ) 6-1, 6-4
3. #34 Daria Kuczer (TENN) vs. Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) 6-1, 1-6, unfinished
4. Catherine Aulia (TENN) def. Inah Canete (MIZ) 6-2, 6-0
5. Eleonora Molinaro (TENN) vs. Gabriela Martinez (MIZ) 2-6, 6-2, unfinished
6. Lauren Anzalotta (TENN) def. Andrea Artimedi (MIZ) 6-2, 6-1
1. Esther Adeshina/Rebeka Mertena (TENN) def. Inah Canete/Mae Canete (MIZ) 6-4
2. Daria Kuczer/Eleonora Molinaro (TENN) def. Andrea Artimedi/Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) 6-4
3. Elza Tomase/Catherine Aulia (TENN) vs. Eleanor Fay/Laura Masic (MIZ) 5-2, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,4,2)
Mizzou closes out the weekend at No. 6 Georgia on Sunday, March 5 at 11 a.m. CT.
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