Women's Tennis Wins Big at Southwest Regionals
FORT WORTH, Texas — All of the Lady Tigers competing in the ITA Southwest Regional Championships got at least one win Friday in LSU’s most successful day of the fall season.
“Everyone played very well today,” said LSU head coach Tony Minnis.
The Lady Tigers were perfect Friday in doubles play. First-seeded Rocio Fantilli and Lauren Seaman, the 38th-ranked doubles team in the nation according to ITA, shut out their first opponent to advance to tomorrow’s 9 a.m. match against Texas-San Antonio’s Tasja Furhig and Paula Erausquin. Chiarelli and Espinal and Caliari and Bonnie White also won their respective matches.
All of the Lady Tigers will be back in action tomorrow morning starting at 9 a.m.
ITA Southwest Regional
Fort Worth, Texas
Round of 128
(9-16) #99 Rocio Fantilli (LSU) def. Nataliya Ostrovska (UL-Monroe), 6-4, 6-1
Camila Caliari (LSU) def. Megan Schmulbach (North Texas), 6-3, 6-0
(6) Monicca Peciulionyre (Texas-Arlington) def. Daysi Espinal (LSU), 7-5, 6-0
(17-24) Marina Chiarelli (LSU) def. Hristiyana Gocheva (Texas Tech), 6-4, 6-3
Veronica Perez (UL-Monroe) def. Lauren Seaman (LSU), 7-5, 6-4
Round of 32
(17-24) Marina Chiarelli (LSU) vs. (9) Tracie Chong (Rice), 12:30 p.m.
Camila Caliari (LSU) vs. (9) Katie Ruckert (Texas), 1 p.m.
(9) #99 Rocio Fantilli (LSU) vs. (17) Ana Saaibi (Texas), 1 p.m.
Round of 64
Chiarelli/Espinal (LSU) def. Derksen/Hall (Texas Southern), 8-4
Caliari/Mang (LSU) def. Lopez/Purdy (TCU), 8-1
(1) #38 Fantilli/Seaman (LSU) def. Kelley/Majchrowicz (Centenary), 8-0
Round of 32 (Saturday)
(1) #38 Fantilli/Seaman (LSU) vs. Erausquin/Fuhrig (Texas-San Antonio), 9 a.m.
Caliari/Mang (LSU) vs. Ivanov/Kockott (Tulane), 9:30 a.m.
Chiarelli/Espinal (LSU) vs. (7) Peciulionyre/Rooyen (Texas-Arlington), 10 a.m.