Women’s Tennis Drops Home Finale to Vanderbilt
Communications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE --- The LSU women’s tennis team suffered just its second home loss of the season by a score of 4-0 at the hands of the No. 7 Vanderbilt Commodores at the LSU Tennis Complex Sunday.
The Tigers fell to 13-7 (6-5 SEC) with the loss while the Commodores improved to to 15-5 (10-1 SEC).
After another slow start in doubles, the Tigers found themselves down 1-0 at the start of singles play as Contreras/Rosca defeated Jessica Golovin and Skylar Holloway on court three before Kurtz/Campbell defeated Jade Lewis and Becca Weissmann on court two.
Vanderbilt gained a second point to begin doubles play with Emma Kurtz’s 6-2, 6-1 win over Golovin on court four.
No. 96 Fernanda Contreras followed right behind with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Holloway on court six, increasing the Commodore lead to 3-0.
The Commodores clinched the match with No. 4 Astra Sharma defeating No. 34 Lewis, 6-1, 6-2.
The Tigers will finish the regular season with one last road trip, heading to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs Friday, April 14 before concluding the regular season in Knoxville against Tennessee Sunday, April 16.
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Tennis Match Results
LSU vs. Vanderbilt
April 9, 2017 at LSU Tennis Complex
(Baton Rouge, La.)
#7 Vanderbilt 4, #21 LSU 0
1. #4 Astra Sharma (VANDY) def. #34 Jade Lewis (LSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. #102 Joana Valle Costa (LSU) vs. #15 Sydney Campbell (VANDY) 6-7(5), unfinished
3. Ryann Foster (LSU) vs. #72 Christina Rosca (VANDY) 6-4, 0-2, unfinished
4. Emma Kurtz (VANDY) def. Jessica Golovin (LSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Becca Weissmann (LSU) vs. Georgina Sellyn (VANDY) 3-6, 1-2 unfinished
6. #96 Fernanda Contreras (VANDY) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-1, 6-1
1. #24 Joana Valle Costa/Ryann Foster (LSU) vs. #10 Astra Sharma/Emily Smith (VANDY) 4-3, unfinished
2. Emma Kurtz/Sydney Campbell (VANDY) def. Jade Lewis/Becca Weissmann (LSU) 6-2
3. Fernanda Contreras/Christina Rosca def. Jessica Golovin/Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-2
Vanderbilt 15-5; National ranking #7
LSU 13-7; National ranking #21
Order of finish: Doubles (5,3); Singles (4,6,1)