Women's Tennis to Resume Match Against MSU

Women's Tennis to Resume Match Against MSU

BATON ROUGE — The LSU women’s tennis team will host Mississippi State for the second time in less than a week on Wednesday at a new starting time of 9 a.m. at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Tennis Stadium.

The match was rescheduled for a 10 a.m. starting time but was moved up one hour to accommodate Mississippi State’s travel arrangements.

The match was suspended last Friday because of heavy rain with LSU leading the Bulldogs 3-0. Both teams agreed that the match will resume where it left off and will not be replayed from the beginning.

LSU (11-8, 4-5 SEC) won singles matches on court Nos. 1-3 to take control of the match. No. 18 Megan Falcon beat Martina Banikova, 6-0, 6-2, to put the Lady Tigers up 1-0. Hannah Robinson knocked off Radka Ferancova, 6-1, 6-2, and after the first rain delay, Mykala Hedberg defeated No. 112 Renee Joseph, 6-2, 6-3, to give LSU the 3-0 advantage.

When play was suspended Mississippi State (7-10, 0-9 SEC) led on court Nos. 4-5 but trailed on No. 6.

Mississippi State’s Elna de Villiers leads Nicole Kantor, 6-2, 1-4, in the second set, while State’s Valeriya Makarycheva is in front of Tiffany Tucker, 6-1, 4-6, 4-0, in the third set.

LSU’s Staten Spencer holds a, 7-5, 1-0, lead over Tatiana Feit.

The Lady Tigers will play for sole possession of second place in the SEC West. LSU is currently 4-5 while Auburn sits in third place at 4-6 after last Friday’s 4-3 loss to Florida.