Edward Redler, 23 Sports

Friday, March 25–

No. 59 Mizzou Tennis dropped its match against No. 17 Texas A&M, 7-0, on Friday evening in College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M (12-6, 4-3 SEC) won the first two doubles matches for the first point and won all six singles matches in straight sets. The Aggies are still undefeated at home moving to 9-0 on the season. It marked A&M’s first shutout against an SEC team this season.

Missouri (13-6, 1-5 SEC) has lost 15 consecutive meets against its former Big 12 Conference foe, including five consecutive shutouts. The Tigers are 0-10 all-time in matches played in College Station and 1-23 in the all-time series.

Doubles began with A&M’s 42nd-ranked Eva Paalma and Rachel Pierson against Missouri’s 73rd-ranked Bea Machado Santos and Brianna Lashway at the No. 1 line. The Aggie duo defeated the Tiger tandem, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles was on serve at 3-3 before A&M’s 44th-ranked duo of Rutuja Bhosale and Anna Mamalat broke Missouri’s Kelli Hine and Clare Raley to go up 4-3. They won out gaining a 6-4 victory and clinching the doubles point.

In singles play at the No. 1 position, Tiger junior No. 72-ranked Santos pushed Aggie No. 32-ranked Saska Gavrilovska in the first set, but Gavrilovska still won the first set 7-5 before taking the second 6-4. At the No. 6 position, Raley led for the majority of the first set against Paalma, before falling in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Both teams will be in action again on Easter Sunday, as the Aggies are home to take on 26th-ranked Arkansas. Mizzou will continue its SEC road trip with a match against No. 15 LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Both matches are slated for an 11 a.m. first serve.