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Women’s Tennis Sweeps Missouri on the Road
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Women’s Tennis Sweeps Missouri on the Road

Columbia, Mo. – ­No. 15 South Carolina women’s tennis swept Missouri 4-0 on the road on Friday. The Gamecocks were dominant across the board with not a single set dropped.

In doubles, No. 30 Ayana Akli and Sarah Hamner recorded a ranked win over No. 53 Mae Canete and Inah Canete. The Gamecock duo was relentless, shutting out their opponents for a 6-0 victory at the top of the lineup.

The doubles point was clinched at the No. 2 position where the graduate duo of Elise Mills and Shahar Biran recorded a 6-4 win over Romary Cardenas Rifka and Gabriela Martinez.

In singles play, only five courts were available and the Gamecocks took first sets on all five. The first match played to completion was at the No. 2 position where No. 9 Hamner defeated Inah Canete 6-3, 6-0. The win is Hamner’s fifth consecutive victory and improves the junior to 25-6 overall.

South Carolina’s next point came from the No. 3 court where Biran defeated Martinez 6-0, 6-4 with the match clinch coming from Court 5 where Olympe Lancelot defeated Rifka 6-2, 6-3 for her third straight victory.

The women’s tennis team will continue action this weekend on the road, traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to take on the No. 51 Razorbacks. The match will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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#15 South Carolina 4, Missouri 0

Doubles (order of finish: 1, 2)

  1. #30 Ayana Akli/Sarah Hamner (SC) def. #53 Inah Canete/Mae Canete (MIZ) 6-0
  2. Shahar Biran/Elise Mills (SC) def. Roma Cardenas Rifka/Gabriela Martinez (MIZ) 6-4
  3. Andrea Artimedi/Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) vs. Anna Kantor/Olympe Lancelot (SC) 5-4, unfinished

 Singles (order of finish: 2, 3, 5)

  1. #7 Ayana Akli (SC) vs. #117 Mae Canete (MIZ) 6-3, 4-4, unfinished
  2. #9 Sarah Hamner (SC) def. Inah Canete (MIZ) 6-3, 6-0
  3. Shahar Biran (SC) def. Gabriela Martinez (MIZ) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Elise Mills (SC) vs. Emelie Schwarte (MIZ) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished
  5. Olympe Lancelot (SC) def. Roma Cardenas Rifka (MIZ) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Anna Kantor (SC) vs. Andrea Artimedi (MIZ)