Women's Tennis Starts Strong in Tiger Fall Classic Day 1
BATON ROUGE—The LSU women’s tennis team started off strong and earned two doubles wins and compiled three singles victories in Day 1 of the Tiger Fall Classic at the LSU Tennis Complex Friday.
“I’m excited about match play and all of the matches we get to play this weekend. Our energy was great from the start. I’m really happy to see the girls jelling together and becoming a team,” said co-head coach Michael Sell. “In this format that we have this weekend, I think it’s important for them to see what it’s like and what it will be like come spring.”
The Lady Tigers started off the day with two doubles wins against Boston College.
Sophomore Taylor Bridges and junior Pairs Corley defeated the Eagles duo of Yufei Long and Dasha Possokhova, 6-2. Senior Kennan Johnson and sophomore Luba Vasilyuk secured a 6-4 win over Natasha Irani and Marion Conklin.
Following doubles, the Tigers secured three singles wins against Northwestern.
Freshman Anna Loughlan came out strong to take the first set 6-1 against Lee Or. Or nabbed the second set 6-0 forcing a third. The freshman grabbed the match in a 6-1 final set.
Corley and Vasilyuk added singles wins in straight sets to their day as well. Corley snagged a match against Julie Byrne, 6-3, 6-2, while Vasilyuk defeated Hannah McColgan, 6-1, 6-2.
On Saturday, LSU duos will square off against pairs from Southern Methodist, Central Florida and Northwestern in doubles. Singles play against Boston College will follow doubles play.
Day 2 of the Tiger Fall Classic will begin at 9 a.m. CT. Admission is free to the public and gates will open an hour prior to the start of play.
Live video and stats will be available for all of this weekend’s competition at www.lsusports.net/tennisvideo.
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Tiger Fall Classic
Bridges/Corley (LSU) def. Long/Possokhova (BC), 6-2
Johnson/Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Irani/Conklin (BC), 6-4
Pozo/Streng (NW) def. Loughlan/Figueiredo (LSU), 6-4
Hand (NW) def. Johnson (LSU), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Ogut (NW) def. Bridges (LSU) 6-2, 6-3
Loughlan (LSU) def. Or (NW), 6-1, 0-6, 6-1
Corley (LSU) def. Bryne (NW), 6-3, 6-2
Vasilyuk (LSU) def. McColgan (NW), 6-1, 6-2
Pozo (NW) def. Figueiredo (LSU), 6-3, 6-4