LSU's Olivia Howlett
LSU's Olivia Howlett
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Women's Tennis Set to Battle No. 17 Ole Miss
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Published: March 31, 2012, 03:43 PM (CT)
by Jacob Most, SID Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers tennis team (11-7; 4-3 SEC) will host the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels (12-7, 4-3) for sole possession of second place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division in Dub Robinson Stadium at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.

The Lady Tigers have won four of their last five matches, including a 5-2 defeat of Mississippi State in their most recent outing on Friday at the Dub.

Ole Miss also won on Friday against Arkansas 6-1 to remain three matches behind first-place No. 13 Alabama.

"Ole Miss presents a great opportunity for us," LSU head coach Tony Minnis said. "Every time we play them it's a battle. I expect a very, very tough match."

Whitney Wolf clinched the proceedings against Mississippi State, and she has emerged victorious in three of her last four singles matchups.

Reigning SEC Player of the Week Olivia Howlett has taken five of her previous seven doubles matches alongside Yvette Vlaar.

In singles, Howlett is 11-6 this spring with a team-best 7-3 record on court two. Vlaar is 9-6 on the dual match season.

LSU is 15-23 against Ole Miss all-time, but the Lady Tigers won a 4-3 decision in Oxford last season.

Live stats will be available on, and fans are encouraged to follow live updates and information on Twitter @LSUwten and at


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