Women's Tennis Goes Down at No. 2 Florida, 7-0
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The LSU women's tennis team (11-10; 4-6 SEC) dropped a 7-0 result at No. 2 Florida (17-1, 10-0 SEC) on Sunday in Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex.
With the win, the Gators earned at least a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title while extending their home match winning streak to 105. It was also Florida's 35th-straignt SEC regular-season victory.
"Florida played really well, you can see why they are the defending national champions and No. 2 in the nation right now," LSU head coach Tony Minnis said.
LSU's Olivia Howlett and Yvette Vlaar fell 8-2 on doubles court two at the hands of No. 13 Lauren Embree and Joanna Mather to open the action.
Top-ranked Sophie Oyen and Allie Will then clinched the doubles point 8-1 over Whitney Wolf and Keri Frankenberger on court one.
Alexandra Cercone and Caroline Hitimana sealed the doubles sweep 8-3 against Kaitlin Burns and Ariel Morton on court three.
The Gators never let up when the focus shifted to singles as No. 19 Mather defeated Howlett 6-3, 6-1 on court two.
Oyen won 6-2, 6-1 over Burns on court three before No. 11 Embree gave Florida the dual match decision 6-2, 6-0 against Wolf on court one.
Hitimana overcame Yvette Vlaar 6-1, 6-1 on court five, and Cercone fought past Frankenberger 6-3, 6-2 on court four.
Olivia Janowicz earned a late break in the first set and never looked back to close the day with 7-5, 6-3 victory over Ariel Morton on court six.
The Lady Tigers host Arkansas at W.T. Dub Robinson Stadium to finish the SEC regular season on Senior Day at 1 p.m. CT Saturday.
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#2 Florida 7, #39 LSU 0
1. No. 11 Lauren Embree (UF) def. Whitney Wolf (LSU) 6-2, 6-0
2: No. 19 Joanna Mather (UF) def. Olivia Howlett (LSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. No. 42 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 6-2, 6-1
4. No. 64 Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. No. 123 Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Yvette Vlaar (LSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Olivia Janowicz def. Ariel Morton 7-5, 6-3.
1. No. 1 Sophie Oyen/ Allie Will (UF) def. Whitney Wolf/ Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 8-1.
2. N0. 13 Lauren Embree/ Joanna Mather (UF) def. Olivia Howlett/ Yvette Vlaar (LSU) 8-2.
3. Alexandra Cercone/ Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Kaitlin Burns/ Ariel Morton 8-3.
Order of Finish: Singles (2,3,1,5,4,6) Doubles (2,1,3)
Records: Florida 17-1, 10-0 SEC; LSU 11-10, 4-6 SEC