TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Senior Kaitlin Burns advanced through competition Saturday and will compete in both singles and doubles competition Sunday.
"Kaitlin Burns had a win today over a very good player," head coach Julia S. Sell said. "There were a lot of momentums shifts in the match that kept things close, but Kaitlin kept competing and came out with a win."
Burns will take on third-seeded Caroline Rohde Moe of Ole Miss in the quarterfinals Sunday, as she captured the main draw singles third round match from eighth-seeded Maya Jansen of Alabama 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4.
The Burns and Ariel Morton pair will compete in the semifinal round of the doubles consolation draw after advancing through the second round and quarterfinal round of competition Saturday. They will take on Troy's Candela Munoz and Rosaura Ramirez-Vega Sunday.
Freshman Ella Taylor also competed in the third round of singles in the main draw, but was unable to continue her streak and fell to third-seeded Klara Vyskocilova of Tulane 7-5, 6-3.
The Lady Tigers faced top-seeded opponents in the second round of doubles in the main draw but were unable to achieve wins.
Caroline Hudson and Taylor fell to the No. 1 seeded team of Alabama's Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane 8-1, and Mary Jeremiah and Ebie Wilson completed competition with an 8-3 loss against fourth-seeded Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thorton ofTulane.
"It has been a lot of fun to see all the teams in our region and have the opportunity to compete against such quality players," Sell said. "These matches are crucial for our development as players and looking forward to the spring."
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2012 USTA/ITA Southern Regionals
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - University of Alabama
Main Draw Singles - Third Round
(9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. (8) Maya Jansen (Alabama) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
(3) Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 7-5, 6-3
Consolation Draw Singles - Second Round
Rachel Daniel (UAB) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-1, 6-0
Main Draw Doubles - Second Round
(4) Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thorton (Tulane) def. Mary Jeremiah/Ebie Wilson (LSU) 8-3
(1) Alexa Guarachi/Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) def. Caroline Hudson/Ella Taylor (LSU) 8-1
Consolation Draw Doubles - First Round
Ariel Morton/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Rachel Daniel/ Menanteau Moolman (UAB) 8-2
Consolation Draw Doubles - Quarterfinal Round
Ariel Morton/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def.Medy Blankvoort/Silvia Tumova (ULM) 8-4
Sunday Schedule of Play
Main Draw Singles - Quarterfinal Round
(9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) vs. Caroline Rohde Moe (Ole Miss) 9 a.m.
Consolation Draw Doubles - Semifinal Round
Kaitlin Burns/Ariel Morton (LSU) vs. Candela Munoz/Rosaura Ramirez-Vega (Troy) 9 a.m.
Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals/Semifinals & Doubles Consolation Semifinals
Main Draw Singles & Doubles Consolation Championships