Lady Tigers Tennis Advances at ITA Regional

LSU's Kaitlin Burns
LSU's Kaitlin Burns
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Caroline Downer
Caroline Downer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Lady Tigers found success in both singles and doubles on the first day of play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southern Regional. Two of three doubles pairs advanced to the second round of the main draw, and Kaitlin Burns and Ella Taylor will compete in the third round of the main singles draw Saturday.

Caroline Hudson and Ella Taylor defeated Mississippi St.'s Georgiana Patracs and Sarai Flores 8-2. Mary Jeremiah and Ebie Wilson also took the match over Sophia Rufyikiri and Justyna Krol of ULM 8-5.

The Kaitlin Burns and Ariel Morton pair battled the second-seeded doubles team of Jacqueline Kasler and Jen Pfeifler of Auburn but was unable to take the match with a final score of 8-2.

Both LSU teams advancing in the main draw will play top-seeded teams in the second round of competition. The Hudson and Taylor pair will take on the No. 1 seeded team of Alabama's Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane. Jeremiah and Wilson will compete against the fourth-seeded Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thorton of Tulane.

Completing two rounds of singles play on day one of the tournament, four of the five Lady Tigers competing advanced to the second round, including Ella Taylor's 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 victory against 9-16 seeded Emily Flickinger of Auburn.

Taylor continued her streak in the second round as she defeated Mississippi St.'s Petra Farancova 6-0, 6-1. The freshman will take on the No.3 seated Klara Vyskocilova of Tulane in the third round of the main draw Saturday.

"Ella Taylor had a great win over a top player for Auburn," head coach Julia S. Sell said. "She did a great job today of competing and dealing with the extremely windy conditions. I'm looking forward to another great day of competition tomorrow."

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2012 USTA/ITA Southern Regionals
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - University of Alabama
October 19
Main Draw Singles - First Round
(9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Jessica Northcutt (Samford) 6-0, 6-1
Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-3, 6-4
Marie Jeremiah (LSU) def. Lyubove Dorofeeva (Troy) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1
Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Justyna Krol (ULM) 7-6(1), 6-1
Ella Taylor (LSU) vs. (9-16) Emily Flickinger (Auburn) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0

Main Draw Singles - Second Round
(9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Jenny Hois (Tulane) 6-3, 6-3
(9-16) Klaudia Gawlik (McNeese) def. Marie Jeremiah (LSU) 6-4, 6-3
(9-16) Georgiana Patrasc (Mississippi St.) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Petra Farancova (Mississippi St.) 6-0, 6-1
Consolation Draw Singles - First Round
Caroline Hudson (LSU) def. Candela Munoz (Troy) 3-1, ret.

Main Draw Doubles - First Round
(2) Jacqueline Kasler/Jen Pfeifler (Auburn) def. Ariel Morton/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 8-2
Mary Jeremiah/Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri/Justyna Krol (ULM) 8-5
Caroline Hudson/Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Georgiana Patrasc/Sarai Flores (Mississippi St.) 8-2
Saturday Schedule of Play
Main Draw Singles - Third Round
(9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) vs. (8) Maya Jansen (Alabama) 9 a.m.
Ella Taylor (LSU) vs. (3) Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) 9 a.m.
Consolation Draw Singles - Second Round
Caroline Hudson (LSU) vs. Rachel Daniel (UAB) 9 a.m.
Main Draw Doubles - Second Round
Mary Jeremiah/Ebie Wilson (LSU) vs. (4) Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thorton (Tulane) 9 a.m.
Caroline Hudson/Ella Taylor (LSU) vs. (1) Alexa Guarachi/Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) 9 a.m.
Consolation Draw Doubles - First Round
Ariel Morton/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) vs. Rachel Daniel/ Menanteau Moolman (UAB) 9 a.m.
Tournament Schedule
Oct. 20
Main Draw Singles Third Round/Third Round Consolation & Doubles Second/Quarterfinals; Consolation Second/Quarterfinals
Oct. 21
Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals/Consolation Quarterfinals/Semifinals/Consolation Semifinals & Doubles Semifinals/Consolation Semifinals
Oct. 22
Main Draw Singles & Doubles Championship & Consolation Championship





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