Missouri “Shocked” by Wichita State

Saturday, Feb. 11 –

Following their sweep of Arkansas Fort-Smith last weekend, the Missouri women’s tennis team traveled to Wichita looking to win their third match in a row.

The Shockers took two of the three doubles matches, giving them the first point of the match. Maria Christensen and Annemijn Koenen gave the Tigers their lone doubles victory, 8-2.

In singles play, Mizzou came away with three victories. Rachel Stuhlmann, a sophomore from St. Louis, won the first singles match 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. As a freshman, Stuhlmann was immediately thrust into the six-slot in singles matches. During last season, she compiled a 19-11 record in singles matches, including 8-3 in Big 12 play.

The Tigers’ second singles victory came from freshman Alex Clark. She won 6-1, 7-6. Clark, from London, was named one of the Top 20 players in England under 16 while in high school. With this victory, she picked up her third straight singles win.

Christensen gave Missouri their third singles win, 6-1, 6-3. Following an impressive sophomore season, in which she won 16 matches to only eight losses, including seven Big 12 wins, the junior from Denmark has picked up right where she left off. Her victory tied the match at 3-3, setting up a decisive final match.

Koenen, Missouri’s No. 6 singles player lost 6-0, 7-5 in the final match. The victory gave the Shockers the 4-3 win, and with the loss, Missouri dropped to 2-3 on the season.

The Tigers swing into action next on Friday, Feb. 17, facing Illinois State in Columbia at 5 p.m. This matchup is also the teams’ Pink Out event.

– Josh Mcswain
23 Sports
Staff Writer