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Women's Tennis to Take on No. 3 Texas A&M
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Published: March 14, 2013, 06:06 PM (CT)
Updated: March 15, 2013, 12:37 PM (CT)
by Caroline Downer, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE, La. - The LSU women's tennis team (7-7; 0-4 SEC) will face No. 3 Texas A&M University (11-1; 4-0 SEC) Friday at the W.T. "Dub" Robinson Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT.

"It's been a really good week of practice," head coach Julia S. Sell said. "We're looking good and staying positive. Texas A&M is going to be our toughest opponent thus far. With every match, we're playing better and better teams. We're looking to go out there and compete and play our best tomorrow."

The Lady Tigers set off for their first conference road matches of the season last weekend, taking on No. 17 Auburn Friday and No. 8 Alabama Sunday. Senior Kaitlin Burns faced tight competitions in the top spot against both opponents, as she battled Auburn's No. 51-ranked Pleun Burgmans into a first set tiebreaker before LSU's ultimate 7-0 loss.

Burns then took the Tide's No. 25-ranked Mary Anne Macfarlane into the third set of competition, as she clinched the first set win in a tiebreaker before falling 6-4 in the second set and facing a 10-7 loss in a super tiebreaker. With a final score of 6-1, freshman Caroline Hudson scored the Lady Tigers' only point against Alabama, marking a 7-5, 6-3 victory on court six.

LSU holds an overall 13-22 overall record against the Aggies.

For the latest information on the women's tennis team, follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

 

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