LSU's Joana Vale Costa
LSU's Joana Vale Costa
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Women's Tennis Falls at No. 9 Miami, 4-0
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Published: January 25, 2014, 05:55 PM (CT)
by Cari Gold, Student Assistant SID

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The LSU women’s tennis team (3-1) fell to No. 9 Miami (2-0) 4-0 on Saturday in the ITA Kickoff Weekend.

“I was proud of how we fought through the entire match, despite some slow starts,” LSU head coach Julia Sell said. “We always talk about how important it is to compete for every point, and they did that today.”

The match opened with doubles play. Joana Vale Costa and Skylar Holloway battled hard, but ultimately lost to No. 29 Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque 7-6 (7-4).

The duo of Ella Taylor and Ariel Morton fell to Melissa Bolivar and Kelsey Laurente 6-1.

Abigail Owens met defeat 6-3, 6-3, at the hands of Monique Albuquerque, while Noel Scott fell to No. 64 Kelsey Laurente 6-2, 6-3.

LSU’s Holloway then fell victim to Melissa Bolivar 6-3, 6-1.

The Lady Tigers return to the court on Jan. 31 as they take on Rice in Houston, Texas at 1 p.m. CST.

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#9 Miami 4, #65 LSU 0

1. #32 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) vs. Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 6-4, 5-2 unfinished
2. #64 Kelsey Laurente (Miami) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Lina Lileikite (Miami) vs. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-4, 2-2 unfinished
4. Clementina Riobueno (Miami) vs. Gabrielle Otero 6-1, 5-5 unfinished
5. Monique Albuquerque (Miami) def. Abigail Owens (LSU) 6-3, 6-3
6.  Melissa Boliver (Miami) def. Skylar Holloway 6-3, 6-1

1. #29 Clementina Riobueno/Monique Albuquerque (Miami) def.  Joana Vale Costa/Skylar Holloway (LSU) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (Miami) def. Ella Taylor/Ariel Morton (LSU) 6-1
3. Stephanie Wagner/Brittany Dubins (Miami) vs. Gabrielle Otero/Abigail Owens (LSU) 6-6 unfinished


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