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Tennis Picks Up Three Wins on Day Two of Drake Invite

Tennis Drake Invite 2023

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Missouri women’s tennis team wraps up day two of play at the Drake Invite at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center hosted by Drake University on Thursday, Nov. 4, adding three wins to the weekend. 

Mizzou started the day with doubles matches against the University of St. Thomas, picking up two victories against the Tomcats. The doubles duo of graduate student Gabriela Martinez and senior Romary Cardenas Rifka secured the win against Marthe Degeorges and Jannah El Nemr (6-3), with graduate student Emelie Schwarte and sophomore Andrea Artimedi adding another victory against Regina Talavera and Caroline Lindahl (6-3) to the weekend’s total.

The Tigers added a singles win against the University of Minnesota, totaling four victories for the women’s tennis team in the invite. Martinez faced off against Sofia Pizzoni and collected the victory, scoring 6-1, 7-5. Artimedi, Cardenas Rifka and junior Sophia McLellan also saw singles action today.

Tomorrow, Nov. 5, action will begin at 10 a.m. with doubles matches against Drake University, and the weekend’s competition will close out with singles at 11 a.m. against University of St. Thomas.


Doubles vs St. Thomas

  • Romary Cardenas Rifka/Gabriela Martinez def. Marthe Degeorges/Jannah El Nemr 6-3
  • Andrea Artemedi/Emelie Schwarte def. Regina Talavera/Caroline Lindahl 6-3

Singles vs Minnesota

  • Gabriela Martinez def. Sofia Pizzoni 6-1, 7-5
  • Sofia Pinto def. Andrea Artemedi 6-3, 6-3
  • Mia Liepert def. Romary Cardenas Rifka 6-1, 6-0
  • Aiva Schmitz def. Sophia McLellan 6-1, 6-1



  • Doubles at 10 a.m. (Courts 1,3,5)
    • Drake vs Mizzou 
  • Singles at 11 a.m. (Courts 2,4,6)
    • St. Thomas vs Mizzou


Closing out the fall season, the Tigers will return to the courts on Jan. 9 against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. 


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