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Ella Taylor
Height: 5'2"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Hampshire, England
High School: Talbot Heath School
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 06/22/1995
Ella Taylor Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/22/2014

2013 All-Louisiana First Team
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Garnered a 15-10 overall singles record and a 9-12 overall doubles record … Held a 5-3 tournament singles record and a 10-7 dual singles record … Held a 2-1 record at the No. 2 spot … Ended the season on a four-match winning streak … Clinched the Tulane and Jackson State matches in 2014 … After falling in the first set, lost just two games in the final two sets to win the match 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 over Auburn’s Reka Muller to tie the match at 2-2 … Gave LSU a 3-0 lead over Missouri as she defeated Cassidy Spearman in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 … Captured her third SEC victory as she defeated Naomi Tran 6-2, 6-3 to tie the match at 1-1 against Mississippi State … Clinched the match and defeated Tulane’s Meredith Maltby 6-4, 6-1 … Knocked off Laurence Guevremont 6-2, 6-1 to give LSU a 3-2 lead over No. 45 Tennessee … Garnered a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jackson State’s Anistasiia Zviahintseva to clinch the match … Defeated Mississippi State’s Roseline Dion 6-1, 6-3 to tie the match at 3-3 in the first round of the SEC Tournament … Doubles record featured a 4-3 tournament record and a 5-9 dual record … Went 2-7 on court two and 3-2 on court three in dual doubles matches … Held a 3-1 overall record with Skylar Holloway, a 5-5 overall record with Ariel Morton and a 1-6 record with Noel Scott … Taylor and Scott clinched the doubles point over McNeese State with an 8-5 victory … Taylor and Holloway secured an 8-4 victory over Mississippi State’s Petra Ferancova and Georgiana Patrasc to clinch the doubles point for LSU in the first round of the SEC Tournament … Taylor and Holloway captured an 8-4 win against Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl and Victoria Olivarez to give LSU a one court lead before the Lady Tigers secured the doubles point in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Led the team in dual match singles victories with 14 on the season, including five in conference … Compiled a 21-13 overall record … Competed primarily on court three, where she held an 11-6 advantage … Tallied a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory on court two over Tulane’s Emma Levy … Maintained two four-match winning streaks, including one during SEC play … Notched LSU’s lone point against South Carolina with a nail-biting 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph against the Gamecocks’ Elixane Lechemia … Put the Lady Tigers on the board against Ole Miss with a 6-3, 6-1 win over then-No. 66 Mai El Kamash … Brought the Lady Tigers within one point of clinching the match over Mizzou with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph against Maria Christensen before LSU marked a 6-1 victory and its first conference win of the season … Partnered with Kaitlin Burns in doubles for the majority of the season … Posted five doubles victories with two in conference … Marked a 7-3 singles record during fall play … Advanced to the semifinal round of the Longhorn Invitational … Captured her consolation flight’s title during the Rice Invitational … Competed in the third round of the ITA Southern Regional Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
Recruited out of Hampshire, England, Taylor completed her high school career with a 4.2 LTA rating and a 477 Junior ITF ranking … Captured the U16 Scottish Open title in 2011 and U14 Scottish Open title two years prior … Advanced to the semi-final round of the U16 National Championship in both singles and doubles and excelled to the quarterfinal round of the U18 National Championship in 2011 … Led her team to two national championship titles … Earned consecutive Player of the Year honors from 2009-2011 … Held an undefeated record during her freshman season … Served as captain of her high school team in both 2009 and 2010 … Also a very competitive netball athlete … Represented her county in both the English Schools Cross Country Championships and the South West Schools Athletics Championships.

PERSONAL
Born June 22, 1995 … Parents are Stuart and Lisa Taylor … Has a younger sister, Aisling … Majoring in kinesiology.

 

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