Foster Clinches Fifth Sweep of Season Over UNF
Communications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE --- The LSU women’s tennis team improved to 5-1 with a 4-0 victory over North Florida at the LSU Tennis Complex Sunday.
Each of the Tigers’ five wins has come in the form of a sweep as LSU has outscored their opponents 27-0 in their victories this season.
Doubles play has been a strength for the Tigers early on in the season, and they proved it yet again with a quick first point against North Florida.
Jessica Golovin and Skylar Holloway earned a convincing 6-0 victory over Michelle Valdez and Irina Karangozishvili on court three before Becca Weissmann and Jade Lewis clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Luise Intert and Rafaela Gomez.
Weissmann and Lewis improved to 4-0 in doubles in dual play with the win, maintaining their unbeaten streak on court two to start their careers at LSU.
“I’m very excited to see the progress that’s been happening with our doubles play,” said co-head coach Julia Sell. “We’ve got three teams where the personalities really click, so we’re having a lot of success with the doubles point. It’s certainly a huge boost going into singles knowing you only need three points instead of four.”
Lewis continued her impressive day with the first singles point for LSU, defeating Michelle Valdez on court one 6-2, 6-3.
Golovin followed soon after with a win on court four, taking down Luise Intert 6-3, 7-5, increasing LSU’s lead to 3-0.
On court two, No. 83 Ryann Foster increased her win streak to nine matches in a row, defeating Quetzali Vazques 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the 4-0 win for the Tigers.
Foster is now 6-0 in dual play and 17-4 overall, while three other Tigers remained undefeated in dual singles.
“Ryann has been doing a tremendous job,” said Sell. “It started last summer, she had a great fall and she’s continuing to get better day by day. There’s a reason the team elected her captain, she comes and takes care of all the little things on a daily basis so her success is not surprising.”
LSU as a team is now 24-3 in singles and 11-2 in doubles so far this spring.
The Tigers return to match play Friday, Feb. 17 against South Florida at home.
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LSU 4, North Florida 0
1. Jade Lewis (LSU) def. Michelle Valdez (UNF) 6-2, 6-3
2. #83 Ryann Foster (LSU) def. Quetzali Vazquez (UNF) 6-4, 6-3
3. Joana Valle Costa (LSU) vs. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 7-5, 3-6, unfinished
4. Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Luise Intert (UNF) 6-3, 7-5
5. Becca Weissmann (LSU) vs. Kinga Gartner (UNF) 6-1, 3-6, unfinished
6. Abby Owens (LSU) vs. Irina Karangozishvili (UNF) 6-3, 4-6, unfinished
1. #27 Ryann Foster/Joana Valle Costa (LSU) vs. Lucia Montano/Quetzali Vazquez (UNF) 5-2, unfinished
2. Jade Lewis/Becca Weissmann (LSU) def. Luise Intert/Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 6-2
3. Jessica Golovin/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Michelle Valdez/Irina Karangozishvili (UNF) 6-0
North Florida 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,4,2)