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No. 21 Women's Tennis Team Dominate Missouri 4-0

Robert Quiroga
Robert Quiroga
Communications Student Assistant

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Junior Paris Corley earned her tenth win of the dual season when the LSU women’s tennis team defeated Missouri 4-0 on Sunday at the Mizzou Tennis Center.

 

The Tigers increase to 14-6 on the season and 4-4 in SEC play.

 

Selling Points

“I thought this was one of our best matches from start to finish,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “We played a solid doubles point taking all three spots and then got off to good starts in singles. We carried our energy all the way through to the end. This was a difficult road swing travel-wise, and we’re happy to be heading back to Baton Rouge.”

 

Doubles Point

The Tigers took the doubles point with a straight sweep at all courts.

 

Senior Kennan Johnson and sophomore Taylor Bridges struck first when they defeated Ellie Wright and Taylor Gruber at the No. 2 doubles by a score of 6-4.

 

The No.10-ranked duo of sophomore Eden Richardson and senior Jessica Golovin clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Macken Middlebrooks and Serena Nash at the No. 1 doubles.

 

Freshman Anna Loughlan and Corley concluded the doubles action with a 6-4 win at the No. 3 doubles over Gabrielle Goldin and Lisa Fukutoku.

 

Singles Results

No. 60-ranked Golovin earned the first singles point of the day when she defeated Fukutoku in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2 singles. The win is Golovin’s 11th of the season, and third straight.

 

Corley extended the lead to 3-0 with an emphatic 6-0, 6-4, straight set victory at No. 4 singles. The win is Corley’s tenth of the dual season, and first in SEC play.

 

No. 10-ranked Richardson clinched the match for LSU with a 7-5, 6-2 win over No. 119 Middlebrooks. The win is her 11th of the season, and eighth against a ranked opponent.

 

Next Up

The No. 21 Tigers return home for two SEC matches against No. 31 Florida at 4 p.m. CT on Friday, March 29, and against No. 6 South Carolina at noon CT on Sunday, March 31.

 

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.

 

#21 LSU 4, Missouri 0

 

Doubles

1. #10 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Mackenzy Middlebrooks/Serena Nash (MIZ), 6-4

2. Kennan Johnson/Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Ellie Wright/Taylor Gruber (MIZ), 6-4

3. Anna Loughlan/Paris Corley (LSU) def. Gabrielle Goldin/Lisa Fukutoku (MIZ), 6-4

Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles

1. #10 Eden Richardson (LSU) def. #119 Mackenzy Middlebrooks (MIZ), 7-5, 6-2

2. #60 Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Lisa Fukutoku (MIZ), 6-0, 6-2

3. Serena Nash (MIZ) vs. Taylor Bridges (LSU), 3-6, 6-5, unfinished

4. Paris Corley (LSU) def. Ellie Wright (MIZ), 6-0, 6-4

5. Taylor Gruber (MIZ) vs. Kennan Johnson (LSU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-2 unfinished

6. Marta Oliveira (MIZ) vs. Luba Vasilyuk (LSU), 7-5, 5-3, unfinished

Order of finish: 2,4,1

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