Lady Tigers Have Mixed Results at SEC Coaches Classic

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Lady Tigers Have Mixed Results at SEC Coaches Classic

AUBURN, Ala. — LSU’s Mykala Hedberg and Staten Spencer pulled out a tough 8-6 victory in doubles while Anastasiya Dubova and Nicole Kantor lost twice 8-6 on the opening day of the SEC Fall Coaches Classic Thursday.

Hedberg and Spencer, who were originally scheduled to play a team from Mississippi State, faced Megan Broderick and Lauren Meier of Kentucky in the round of 16 after the doubles draw was reorganized. Despite the change in opposition, the Lady Tiger duo pulled out a close win.

“It was a pretty even day overall,” head coach Tony Minnis said. “Staten and Mykala capitalized on some opportunities and squeaked out a close match. Nas and Nicole came close a couple times today, but unfortunately they couldn’t pull it out. We just have to look forward to tomorrow especially with singles starting up.”

In Doubles Flight B, Dubova and Kantor fell in their first round match to Tennessee’s Jennifer Meredith and Samantha Orlin 8-6, and in the first round of the consolation draw the LSU pair lost to Miki Jocic and Natasa Vuckovic of South Carolina 8-6.

Doubles will begin day two at 9 a.m. tomorrow when Hedberg and Spencer face the nation’s 21st-ranked tandem of Amanda Taylor and Courtney Ulery of Vanderbilt. Singles play starts tomorrow, and all six Lady Tigers will see action.
 
SEC Fall Coaches Classic
Day One Results
November 1, 2007

Doubles

Flight A
First Round
Mykala Hedberg/Staten Spencer (LSU) ? bye

Round of 16
Mykala Hedberg/Staten Spencer (LSU) def. Megan Broderick/Lauren Meier (UK) 8-6

Flight B

First Round
Jennifer Meredith/Samantha Orlin (TENN) def. Anastasiya Dubova/Nicole Kantor (LSU) 8-6

Consolation Flight B

First Round
Miki Jocic/Natasa Vuckovic (USC) def. Anastasiya Dubova/Nicole Kantor (LSU) 8-6

Day Two Schedule

Singles

Flight 1

Round of 32
Mykala Hedberg (LSU) vs. Yvette Hyndman (UGA), 9 a.m. CDT

Flight 2

Round of 16
Nicole Kantor (LSU) vs. Lolita Franqulyan (UF), 12:30 p.m.
Staten Spencer (LSU) vs. Nanar Airapetian (ARK), 12:30 p.m.

Flight 3

Round of 16
Anastasiya Dubova (LSU) vs. (2) Cameron Ellis (UGA), 3:30 p.m.

Flight 4

Quarterfinals
Sloane Mathis (LSU) vs. TBD, 2:30 p.m.
Kylie Adamek (LSU) vs. Alli Nolen (Alabama), noon

Doubles

Flight A

Quarterfinals
Mykala Hedberg/Staten Spencer (LSU) vs. (2) #21 Amanda Taylor/Courtney Ulery (Vanderbilt), 9 a.m.