LSU's Whitney Wolf
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Women's Tennis to Play Two Matches Tuesday
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Published: March 19, 2012, 04:02 PM (CT)
by Jacob Most, SID Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's tennis team (8-6, 2-2 SEC) will face its final two non-conference tests of the regular season when the Lady Tigers host Ohio State (5-8, 0-1 BIG 10) and Grambling in a doubleheader on Tuesday with first serve slated for 1 p.m. CT and  continuing at  5 p.m. at W.T. Dub Robinson Stadium.

"We need to rebound from a heartbreaker that we had against Minnesota," LSU head coach Tony Minnis said. "Ohio State and Grambling both present opportunities to hopefully get wins."

The Lady Tigers split a pair of matches on Saturday with a 4-0 sweep of Prairie View A&M following a tight 4-3 loss to Minnesota.

Kaitlin Burns has carried the banner for LSU of late having won three-straight singles matches, and she was a game away from her fourth in-a-row when her match against Prairie View was called once LSU had clinched. She is 7-3 in her last 10 completed singles appearances, in addition to being just one win away from 50 for her career.

Olivia Howlett and Yvette Vlaar each own 6-3 singles records in their most recent 10 results. The duo also teamed up to sweep their two doubles matches on Saturday, including the doubles point-clinching result against Minnesota.

Keri Frankenberger and Whitney Wolf have prevailed in seven of their previous 10 doubles matches. Frankenberger also won both of her singles matchups on Saturday.

LSU holds a 2-1 advantage over Ohio State in the all-time series, but the Lady Tigers dropped the most recent meeting on the road in 2010, by a 5-2 margin. LSU is 4-0 all-time against Grambling, including a 7-0 victory last season.

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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