MO State HS Sports

Tennis Drops Match at Grand Canyon, 5-2


PHOENIX – The University of Missouri tennis team dropped its opening match of 2024 at Grand Canyon, 5-2, on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Missouri started the match strong, earning the doubles point with wins from the No. 1 and No. 3 pairings. No. 16-ranked Mae Canete and Inah Canete grabbed their first win of the season, 7-5, and Andrea Artimedi and Emelie Schwarte, 7-6 (8-6).

Leading 1-0, the Tigers could only snag one win in singles action. Artimedi defeated Dania Deaifi 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in the No. 6 spot. Mizzou fought hard, taking the No. 1 and No. 3 singles matches to three sets, but was unable to get the wins, falling 5-2 to Grand Canyon.

The Tigers travel to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, to face off against the Fighting Illini on Sunday, Jan. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. 


1 #16 Inah Canete and Mae Canete (MIZZ) def. Natasha Puehse and Santa Strombacha (GCU), 7-5
2 Lailaa Bashir and Iva Sepa (GCU) def. Romary Cardenas Rifka and Gabriela Martinez (MIZZ), 6-2
3 Andrea Artimedi and Emelie Schwarte (MIZZ) def. Valentina Del Marco and Valeriia Krokhotina (GCU), 7-6 [8-6]

1 Natasha Puehse (GCU) def. Mae Canete (MIZZ), 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
2 Santa Strombacha (GCU) def. Inah Canete (MIZZ), 6-1, 6-3
3 Lailaa Bashir (GCU) def. Gabriela Martinez (MIZZ), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4 Valeriia Krokhotina (GCU) def. Emelie Schwarte (MIZZ), 6-2, 6-4
5 Iva Sepa (GCU) def. Roma Cardenas Rifka (MIZZ), 6-3, 6-3
6 Andrea Artimedi (MIZZ) def. Dania Deaifi (GCU), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics