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Missouri, Oklahoma Women Advance To Big 12 Tennis Quarterfinals
April 26, 2012

Missouri and Oklahoma both advanced on the first day of the 2012 Big 12 Tennis Championships at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. The eighth-seeded Tigers tallied a 4-2 victory over ninth-seeded Iowa State, while No. 7 seed OU swept 10th-seeded Kansas, 4-0.

MU will open Friday's action with a match against top-seeded Texas Tech in the first of four women's quarterfinals on the day. The men's championship also kicks off Friday at 9 a.m. with two first round matches on the schedule.

Missouri (11-11), ranked 49th nationally, claimed the doubles point with an 8-3 win at the No. 1 doubles spot from the 83rd-ranked tandem of Jamie Mera and Nina Pantic and then an 8-6 victory by Ashleigh Chiaf and Alex Clark at the No. 3 position.

In singles play, Clark boosted the Tigers to a 2-0 lead by downing Meghan Cassens, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 4. The teams would then trade points over the next three matches with ISU claiming wins at the No. 6 and 5 positions and Missouri triumphing at No. 2. However, MU's top player, Pantic, would clinch the match for the Tigers only moments later as she posted a 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 comeback victory over Maria Macedo. Missouri will look to even the season series in its next match against No. 21Texas Tech, after the Lady Raiders won the regular season meeting, 6-1. Iowa State falls to 4-19 on the year.

Oklahoma (11-12) produced the most complete performance of the day in its victory over Kansas. The Sooners took doubles matches one and two to secure that point, before opening singles play on a tear. OU won all six first sets in individual action, allowing KU to tally only 11 games across all matches. Oklahoma turned three of those first-set victories into straight-set wins at the No. 1, 3 and 6 positions to claim the shutout. Oklahoma will now face No. 2 seed Baylor at 3 p.m. on Friday. The Bears slipped past the Sooners, 4-3, in their first meeting of the year on March 30 in Waco. Kansas drops to 9-13 on the season.

Stadium Club reserved seating all-session tickets are $30 each and general admission all-session tickets are $15 each. The all-session tickets are available for advance purchase anytime at, or by calling the ticket office at 1-888-99-AGGIE or in person at the ticket window located in The Zone at Kyle Field between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Single-day tickets will be sold on site on the day of the event.

2012 Big 12 Women's Tennis Championships - First Round
No. 7 Oklahoma def No. 10 Kansas, 4-0
No. 8 Missouri def. No. 9 Iowa State, 4-2

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