Gator women's tennis blanks Mizzou

Published: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.

The No. 5 Florida women's tennis team blanked SEC-foe Missouri, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Ring Tennis Complex.

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Brianna Morgan improved to 46-10 in her singles career, including 15-2 in dual matches with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Missouri's Kelli Hine on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex.

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Florida (10-2, 2-0 SEC) worked fast in doubles play, as UF pair of senior Olivia Janowicz and freshman Stefani Stojic clinched the first point of the match at court three with a dominant 8-1 win over Missouri's Cassidy Spearman and Tracy Dong.

Gators sophomore Brianna Morgan took the first singles point at court two to lift the Gators to 2-0 and allowed Tigers' Kelli Hine to take just one game the entire match. Stojic followed by extending her perfect dual match record to 6-0 with a dominant 6-1, 6-0 defeat of UM's Tracy Dong at No. 6 singles to seal the Gator victory. UF finished out singles play over Missouri (3-8, 0-2) a perfect 6-0.

Alexandra Cercone posted career singles win No. 106, while improving to 67-12 all-time in dual match singles play and 29-4 in SEC regular season action, Sofie Oyen inched closer to the 100-career win plateau with victory No. 96 and also improved to 27-2 in SEC singles dual matches while Brianna Morgan improved to 46-10 in her singles career, including 15-2 in dual matches.

“I think we were really good," Florida coach Roland Thornqvist said. "Today could have been really tricky with our big win on Friday with College MatchDay here. It easily could have been a little bit of a letdown in our concentration. All credit goes to our seniors. We did not give them a big, riled-up speech to get them focused – they handled it."

Florida leads the all-time series against Missouri, 2-0, and has now won 127-consecutive home matches, while improving to 187-1 all-time at home against SEC opponents.

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