The University of Minnesota women’s tennis team edged out the University of Missouri on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center to bring its season record to 9-1.
The Golden Gophers won 4-3, which was their closest dual of the season. In the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings, Minnesota is ranked 54th.
Senior Lindsay Risebrough sealed the victory for Minnesota when she won the last match of the night. She won the No. 3 singles match 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Danielle Mousseau and Tijana Koprivica both won in their doubles and singles matches. Mousseau won the No. 3 doubles team with Mikayla Rogers 8-6, while Koprivica won the No. 2 doubles matchs with Alessandra Ferrazzi 8-5.
Mousseau had the easier singles match winning the No. 6 match 6-3, 6-2. Koprivica won her match 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 5 match.
Ferrazzi dropped her match at the No. 1 singles and Elena Kazakova lost her match at No. 4 singles.
Risebrough and Karina Chiarelli dropped the No. 1 doubles team and Chiarelli also lost her singles match at the No. 2.
“This was a team victory today,” Minnesota Coach Tyler Thomson said. “A lot of people contributed, but it was punctuated by great senior leadership from Lindsay Risebrough to clinch the match.”
The Gophers host the University of Iowa in a dual at the Baseline Tennis Center on Sunday March 2 at 12 p.m.
Minnesota 4, Missouri 3
1. Mallory Weber/Chrissy Svetlic(MO) def. Karina Chiarelli/Lindsay Risebrough (MINN) 8-7 (4)
2. Alessandra Ferrazzi/Tijana Koprivica (MINN) def Sofia Ayala/Kaitlin Dunham (MO) 8-5
3. Danielle Mousseau/Mikayla Rogers (MINN) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie/Jessica Giuggioli (MO) 8-6
1. Weber (MO) def. Ferrazzi (MINN) 6-2, 6-4
2. Giuggioli (MO) def. Chiarelli (MINN) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3)
3. Risebrough (MINN) def. Dunham (MO) 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3
4. Svetlic (MO) def. Elena Kazakova (MINN) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
5. Koprivica (MINN) def. Maureen Modesto (MO) 6-3, 6-4
6. Mousseau (MINN) def. Ritchie (MO) 6-3, 6-2