Missouri tennis competed in the opening day of the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla. on Friday. MU's Jamie Mera and Maria Christensen won their match against Purdue 8-6, but the Boilermakers defeated Kaitlyn Ritchie and Mallory Weber and Rachel Stuhlmann and Annemijn Koenen, both matches ended with a score of 8-5.
The Tigers faced Arkansas in singles where Kaitlyn Ritchie lost to No. 76 Kate Lukomskaya 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Maria Christensen won her match 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to remain undefeated and Mahdi Besovic moves to 2-1 on the season with her win 6-0, 6-1.
Missouri will play doubles against UCF and singles against Purdue on Saturday.