LSU's Yvette Vlaar
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Lady Tigers Tennis Travels to San Diego
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Published: February 18, 2012, 06:10 PM (CT)
by Jacob Most, SID Student Assistant

SAN DIEGO -- The LSU Lady Tigers Tennis team (3-2) begins a four match road trip at the No. 35 University of San Diego Toreros (1-4) on Sunday at the Hogan Tennis Center with play set to get underway at 12:30 p.m. CT.

LSU is currently riding a two match winning streak after a 6-1 victory over in-state rival Tulane on Tuesday.

"We need to keep working and come out with the same intensity we had against Tulane," LSU head coach Tony Minnis said. "I think this team has the potential to be very successful if we can play with right attitude to continue improving."

Olivia Howlett and Yvette Vlaar carried the LSU banner most prominently last outing as the two partnered to win a doubles match as well as their respective singles points against Tulane. Howlett and Kaitlin Burns are two of the most in-form Lady Tigers at the moment as each has won seven of their last 10 singles appearances.

Burns won her third-straight singles match, this time on court three, mid-week taking her to within one victory of 45 career singles triumphs.

Keri Frankenberger won both her doubles and singles matches as well on Tuesday. The Gainesville, Fla., native has gone 6-4 in her last ten doubles matches alongside Whitney Wolf as the two have emerged as the Lady Tigers go-to partnership on court one with an 8-4 record dating back to the fall.

LSU holds a 2-1 all-time advantage over the Toreros, having won in both previous trips to the San Diego campus. San Diego took the most recent matchup in 2010 by a 4-1 score line at a neutral site, David X. Marks Stadium on the Southern California campus.

The Toreros fell 5-2 against South Carolina at home against South Carolina on Friday.

For the latest information on the women's tennis team, follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and on www.facebook.com/lsuwten.

 

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