Size disadvantage inspires Missouri tennis player

What makes Maureen Modesto special is not beating opponents that are supposed to be better than her, but at 5 feet 1-inch tall, she’s doing it against players much bigger than her.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 | 10:25 p.m. CDT; updated 4:57 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Last Saturday against Texas, Missouri freshman tennis player Maureen Modesto stepped onto the No. 4 singles court to find Texas freshman Maggie Mello waiting for her.