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LSU Women's Tennis Sweeps Houston

Morgan Galvin
Morgan Galvin

BATON ROUGE -- The No.16 LSU women’s tennis team remains undefeated at home, earning its seventh win of season in a 7-0 sweep against Houston at the LSU Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon. 

With the win, LSU improves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 at home. Houston falls to 5-3 on the season. 

Selling Points 

“I really liked what we did in doubles play. It was something we talked about before the match and things that we are trying strategically,” said co-head coach Julia Sell. “I thought they did a really good job out there. You can see that the whole team is very fatigued. We have already had a lot of traveling this season. They gave 100 percent effort. with what was left in them today. Overall, I thought they did a good job. They dug deep in to the well for energy.”

Doubles Point 

The Tigers took an early lead over the Cougars, securing the doubles point with wins on court two and three. 

Sophomore Taylor Bridges and junior Paris Corley took the first win of the day in a 6-2 match against Elena Tairyan and Stephanie Belovukovic. 

LSU secured the doubles point when the duo of senior Kennan Johnson and freshman Anna Loughlan defeated Phonexay Chitdara and Sophie Gerits, 6-2. 

Singles Results 

Bridges brought LSU’s score to 2-0 after finishing the contest against Mimi Kendall-Woseley in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0, on court two. 

No.18-ranked Eden Richardson dominated on court one with 6-4, 6-2 victory over Ndindi Ndunda. 

Loughlan clinched for the Tigers in a gritty 6-4, 7-5, match against Stephanie Belovukovic at No. 6 singles. 

Next Up 

The Tigers will back in action at home on Friday, February 22 against Old Dominion at the LSU Tennis Complex. Admission to all matches is free. 

Social Center 

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten. 

#16 LSU 7, Houston 0 

Singles 

Eden Richardson (LSU) def. Ndindi Ndunda (UH), 6-4, 6-2 

Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Mimi Kendall-Woseley (UH), 6-4, 6-0 

Paris Corley (LSU) vs. Sophie Gerits (UH), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 

Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs. Elena Tairyan (UH), 6-1, 6(5)-7, 7-6(5) 

Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Phonexay Chtidara (UH), 6-1, 5-7, 10-5 

Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Stephanie Belovukovic (UH), 6-4, 7-5 

Doubles

Jessica Golovin/Eden Richardson (LSU) led Ndindi Ndunda/ Mimi Kendall-Woseley (UH), 5-3 unfinished 

Kennan Johnson/Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Phonexay Chitdara/ Sophie Gerits (UH), 6-2 

Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley def. Elena Tairyan/ Stephanie Belovukovic, 6-0 

Match Notes: Houston 5-3 LSU 7-2; National ranking #16 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,1,6,5,3,4) Official: Richie Weaver

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