AUSTIN, Texas - The Lady Tigers completed their season-opening competition Saturday at the Longhorn Invitational at Texas' Pennick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Ella Taylor advanced to the semifinals in her flight after defeating West Virginia's Emily Mathis 6-2, 6-4, but fell to Texas' Annat Rabinovich 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinal round.
Caroline Hudson, Mary Jeremiah and Ariel Morton fell to their competitors in the quarterfinal round and entered the consolation semifinals of their flights, but all were unable to advance.
"Our matches today provided some excellent dialogue," head coach Julia S. Sell said. "Besides fitness, one of our main goals this semester is to maintain championship intensity. We found ourselves getting mentally fatigued today, which really exposed our weaknesses and cost us some wins. We walked away with a clear cut picture of where our games are and the improvements we need to make."
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2012 Longhorn Invitational (Day 2 Results)
Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Emily Mathis (WVU) 6-2; 6-4
Llona Serchenko (UNT) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 6-4; 6-0
Valentina Starkova (UNT) def. Mary Jeremiah (LSU) 6-2; 6-4
Jacqui Katz (Tulane) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-2; 6-2
Annat Rabinovich (Texas) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-2; 6-3
White Consolation Flight
Charlotte Phillips (Houston) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 7-6; 6-3
Orange Consolation Flight
Carolyn Schnell (Denver) def. Mary Jeremiah (LSU) 6-2; 6-2