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Aggies Put Six-Match Win Streak on the Line

March 21, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The seventh-ranked Texas A&M women’s tennis team welcomes Missouri to the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center for a 12 p.m. contest on Saturday. The Aggies are looking to build upon their 12-3 record including a 5-1 clip in SEC action while the Tigers (5-13) are looking for their first win in conference play.

First serve has been moved up to Saturday due to projected inclement weather on Sunday.

Free streaming video and live scoring will be available on AggieAthletics.com.

Mizzou enters the contest looking to snap a three-match losing streak. The Tigers are led by senior Cierra Gaytan-Leach who holds a 7-9 record from the top singles line. In doubles, Leach and partner Rachel Stuhlmann lead the squad with a 5-2 mark, all from the No. 1 line.

Cristina Stancu and Saska Gavrilovska, the reigning SEC player and SEC freshman of the week, respectively, pace the Aggies in singles matches. Stancu is riding a seven-match win streak and boasts a No. 14 national singles ranking. The senior from Romania is 25-7 overall, including 9-3 in dual matches at the No. 1 line, and she is 4-0 in SEC matches only.

Gavrilovska, a freshman from Serbia, is No. 56 in the latest ITA national singles rankings. She is riding a three-match win streak and is 12-6 overall, 8-3 in dual matches and 3-1 in conference contests.

No. 110 Anna Mamalat, a sophomore from Philadelphia, completes the list of Aggies in the singles rankings.

The Aggies, who have not dropped a doubles match in SEC contests, have two ranked doubles teams. Stancu and partner Stefania Hristov reappeared in the rankings at No. 23 after being unranked for the first time in over a year in the previous rankings released in late February. The duo is 18-7 overall and 7-2 in dual matches at the No. 1 line, including 2-0 in SEC play.

The duo of Gavrilovska and Ines Deheza entered the rankings for the first time earlier this week, coming in at No. 60. They are 5-0 in dual matches at the No. 2 line, including 4-0 in SEC matches only.

Rutuja Bhosale and Mamalat are 5-0 in dual matches at the No. 3 line, including 2-0 in conference contests.

Visit AggieAthletics.com for more information on Texas A&M women’s tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M women’s tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieWTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieWomensTennis.

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