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Tennis Topped By No. 63 Kentucky In Lexington

Andrea Artimedi_Tennis 2023-24

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Missouri tennis battled through adversity against No. 63 Kentucky in a 4-0 loss on Friday, March 29. Mizzou moves to 4-16 and 0-8 in Southeastern Conference play.

The Tigers started the day forfeiting at No. 3 doubles. Senior Romary Cardenas Rifka and Redshirt senior Emelie Schwarte fought in the No. 1 spot but went unfinished 4-5. Mizzou began singles down 3-0, having to forfeit in the No. 5 and 6 spots. Missouri battled with sophomore Andrea Artimedi ahead 3-1 in her first singles set. Unfortunately, the one, two, and three spots went unfinished as MU lost to UK, 4-0.


“Unfortunately, four players could not be on the court today due to sickness. We did the best we could. Emelie, Andrea, Romary, and Sophia competed well and fought hard. Hopefully, we can get the rest of the team back on the court soon. We’ll drive to Nashville tomorrow, practice in the afternoon, and get ready to play against Vanderbilt on Sunday.” 


The Tigers will return home for a Friday match against Texas A&M on April 5, followed by a doubleheader on Senior Day versus LSU and Saint Louis on Sunday, April 7.


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1. No. 63 Makayla Mills and Elizabeth Stevens (UK) over Emelie Schwarte and Andrea Artimedi, 4-5 uf

2. Ellie Eades and Zoe Hammond (UK) over Romary Cardenas Rifka and Sophia McLellan, 6-2

3. Maialen Morante and Julia Zhu (UK) over MIZ Team, wd


1. Emelie Schwarte vs. Elizabeth Stevens (UK), 2-6, 0-3 uf

2. Romary Cardenas Rifka vs. Zoe Hammond (UK), 3-6, 0-2 uf

3. Andrea Artimedi vs. Ellie Eades UK), 4-6, uf

4. Julia Zhu (UK) over Sophia McLellan, 6-0, 6-0

5. Ellie Myers (UK) over MIZ Team, wd

6. Maialen Morante (UK) over MIZ Team, wd

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics