NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Falls At Missouri

Women's Tennis Falls At Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mississippi State women’s tennis fell on the road at Missouri 4-2 on Friday afternoon.

Gia Cohen and Dharani Niroshan each claimed singles victories for the Bulldogs, who fell to 10-6 overall and 0-5 in Southeastern conference play.

Cohen took down Tiger Emelie Schwarte 6-2, 6-2. With the win, Cohen moves to 14-7 overall and 9-4 during dual-match play.

Niroshan was also a straight-set winner, downing Andrea Artimedi 6-3, 6-0. Niroshan is now 10-7 overall and 7-2 in dual play.

MSU’s Maria Rizzolo, ranked 88th nationally, lost to Inah Canete 6-2, 6-2. Alexandra Mikhailuk fell to Gabriela Martinez 6-3, 7-6(4) and Emmanouela Antonaki dropped to Missouri’s Mae Canete 6-2, 6-4.

Maddie Bemisderfer dropped the first set to Romary Cardenas 6-2 but bounced back to take the second 6-2. Bemisderfer was down 5-4 in the third, but Missouri clinched the match before a winner could be declared.

Missouri also took the doubles point earlier in the day as Canete and Canete topped Niroshan and Antonaki 6-2 and Artimedi and Schwarte defeated Cohen and Bemisderfer 6-2.

The Tigers move to 10-7 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

Next Up

The Bulldogs are back on the road as they head to Fayetteville, Ark. to take on Arkansas Sunday, March 19 at noon CT.

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Missouri 4, Mississippi State 2

Cooper Tennis Complex | Springfield, Mo.

March 17, 2023


1. Inah Canete/Mae Canete (MIZ) def. Emmanouela Antonaki/Dharani Niroshan (MSU) 6-2

2. Andrea Artimedi/Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) def. Maddie Bemisderfer/Gia Cohen (MSU) 6-2

3. Romary Cardenas/Gabriela Martinez (MIZ) vs. Sydney Hrehor/Alexandra Mikhailuk (MSU) 5-3, unfinished

Order of finish: (1,2)


1. Mae Canete (MIZ) def. Emmanouela Antonaki (MSU) 6-2, 6-4

2. Gia Cohen (MSU) def. Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) 6-2, 6-2

3. Gabriela Martinez (MIZ) def. Alexandra Mikhailuk (MSU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Inah Canete (MIZ) def. #88 Maria Rizzolo (MSU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Dharani Niroshan (MSU) def. Andrea Artimedi (MIZ) 6-3, 6-0

6. Romary Cardenas (MIZ) vs. Maddie Bemisderfer (MSU) 6-2, 2-6, 5-4, unfinished

Order of finish: (1,2,5,4,3)


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