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Women's Tennis Dominates Doubleheader

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BATON ROUGE - The No. 16-ranked LSU women’s tennis team remains undefeated at home after victories against South Alabama and Jackson State on Sunday at the LSU Tennis Complex.

LSU defeated South Alabama 4-0 in it’s first match and continued on to defeat Jackson State 4-1. The Tigers improved to 9-2 on the season, while South Alabama fell to 10-1 and Jackson State dropped to 2-9.

Selling Points

“I thought we did really well,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “We had a good start in doubles and carried it over to singles. We extended our leads on the court, and I don’t feel like we had any mental lapses today, which is something we’re really focusing on. South Alabama were undefeated coming into the match, which is a testament to how good they are and what good competitors they are. They came in confident, so I’m proud of how our girls stayed mentally strong all the way through.

“We played really well. It was great to see Marina (Hermanny de Figueiredo) and Luba (Vasilyuk) out there in doubles today. We switched up teams and had a little fun. In singles, getting Marina (Hermanny de Figueiredo) in there was really exciting for us.”

 

MATCH 1 vs. South Alabama

Doubles Point

The Tigers took the doubles point against the Jaguars with two wins on courts five and three.

The No. 57-ranked duo of junior Paris Corley and sophomore Taylor Bridges were first off of the court after defeating the pair of Nikola Kohoutova and Alexandria Stiteler, 6-4.

Freshman Anna Loughlan and senior Kennan Johnson clinched the doubles point for the Tigers, beating Yu Fujioka and Yurie Takanishi, 6-3.

Singles Results

Corley gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead after beating Nikola Kohoutova 6-0, 6-4, on court four.

Johnson extended LSU’s lead to 3-0 following a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Leslie Soto on court three.

No. 15-ranked Eden Richardson clinched with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alexandria Stiteler on court one.

MATCH 2 vs. Jackson State

Doubles Point

LSU took an early lead in the match after taking the doubles point.

On court one, Johnson and Loughlan claimed their second win of the day after defeating Oni Jones and Maria Martinez, 6-2.

The duo of Corley and sophomore Luba Vasilyuk clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 victory over Lucia Solis and Lily Zhang, to give LSU the 1-0 lead.

Singles Results

Vasilyuk gave the Tigers the 2-1 lead after shutting out Lucia Placidi in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, on court five.

Bridges extended LSU’s lead to 3-1 after defeating Oni Jones in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, on court two.

Johnson clinched the match for LSU after taking down Nina Zhang on court three, 6-1, 6-0.

Next Up

The Tigers will open SEC play with a match against Alabama on Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m. CT. LSU will face Auburn on Sunday, March 3 at noon CT at the LSU Tennis Complex. Admission is free to the public.  

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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 4, South Alabama 0

Doubles

No. 11 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs. Martins/Pasanen (USA), 4-4 (unfinished)

Kennan Johnson/Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Fujioka/Takanishi (USA), 6-3

No. 57 Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley (LSU) def. Kohoutova/Stiteler (USA), 6-4

 

Singles


No. 15 Eden Richardson (LSU) def. Alexandria Stiteler (USA), 6-2, 6-4

Taylor Bridges (LSU) led Yu Fujioka (USA) 7-6(5), 2-1, (unfinished)

Kennan Johnson (LSU) def. Leslie Soto (USA), 6-3, 6-2

Paris Corley (LSU) def. Nikola Kohoutova (USA), 6-0, 6-4

Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) led Milka Pasanen (USA), 6-3, 2-3 (unfinished)

Anna Loughlan (LSU) led Patricia Martins (USA), 6-0, 4-3 (unfinished)

 

Match Notes:
South Alabama 
LSU 8-2; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,3,1) Official: Richie Weaver

 

#18 LSU 4, Jackson State 1

Doubles

Kennan Johnson/Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Oni Jones/Maria Martinez (JSU) 6-2
Paris Corley/Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Lucia Solis/Lily Zhang (JSU) 6-2
Eden Richardson/Marina Figueiredo (LSU) vs. Lucia Placidi/Nina Zhang (JSU) 5-3, unfinished 

 

Singles

#15 Eden Richardson (LSU) vs. Lucia Solis (JSU) 6-1, 4-1, unfinished

Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Oni Jones (JSU) 6-0, 6-0

Kennan Johnson (LSU) def. Nina Zhang (JSU) 6-1, 6-0

Maria Martinez (JSU) def. Paris Corley (LSU) 0-5, retired

Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Lucia Placidi (JSU) 6-0, 6-0

Marina Figueiredo (LSU) vs. Lily Zhang (JSU) 6-2, 3-0, unfinished

 

Match Notes:
Jackson State 2-9
LSU 10-2; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,5,2,3) Official: Richie Weaver

 

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