Doubles Team to Play for ITA Consolation Title

LSU's Ariel Morton
LSU's Ariel Morton
Steve Franz
Caroline Downer
Caroline Downer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Lady Tigers will compete in the final round of the doubles consolation draw Monday.

Kaitlin Burns and Ariel Morton defeated Candela Munoz and Rosaura Ramirez-Vega of Troy 8-4 and will take on Auburn's Emily Flickinger and Pleun Burgmans for the consolation title.

In singles, Burns battled second-seeded Caroline Rohde Moe of Ole Miss in the main draw quarterfinals Sunday, but was unable to take the match with a final score of 6-1, 6-0.

"Kaitlin Burns and Ariel Morton had had a dramatic turn-around from their first round loss to now being in the finals of the back draw," head coach Julia S. Sell said. "After their loss we had some great dialogue, and they committed themselves to a more aggressive mentality. It's allowed them to improve with every match and play more confident tennis. They will have a battle tomorrow against a great Auburn team, and I expect the Tigers to come out fighting."

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2012 USTA/ITA Southern Regionals
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - University of Alabama
October 21
Main Draw Singles - Quarterfinal Round
(2) Caroline Rohde Moe (Ole Miss) def. (9-16) Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 6-1, 6-0
Consolation Draw Doubles - Semifinal Round
Kaitlin Burns/Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Candela Munoz/Rosaura Ramirez-Vega (Troy) 8-4
Monday Schedule of Play
Consolation Draw Doubles - Final Round
Kaitlin Burns/Ariel Morton (LSU) vs. Emily Flickinger/Pleun Burgmans (Auburn) 9 a.m.





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