Women's Tennis Earns No. 6 Seed in SEC Tournament
BATON ROUGE — Coming off three straight victories over Southeastern Conference opponents including an upset win over No. 15 Arkansas, the LSU women’s tennis team has earned the sixth seed at the SEC Tournament in Auburn, Ala., the league office announced.
LSU (13-8, 6-5 SEC) will face 11th-seeded Alabama (6-13, 2-8 SEC) at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the first round of the tournament at the City of Auburn/Auburn University Yarbrough Tennis Center.
The tournament will be held April 17-20 with the championship match taking place Sunday, April 20 at noon.
Also scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday is the match between seventh-seeded Kentucky and 10th-seeded Ole Miss.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, fifth-seeded Tennessee will take on 12th-seeded Mississippi State, and eighth-seeded Auburn will face ninth-seeded South Carolina.
The top four teams received byes and will face the winners of the opening round matches on Friday.
Should the Lady Tigers beat Alabama, LSU will face a rematch with third-seeded and SEC West champion Arkansas in the second round. On Saturday, LSU beat Arkansas, 5-2, in Baton Rouge.
The fourth seed is Vanderbilt, which will face the winner of Tennessee and Mississippi State. The second seed is last season’s tournament champion, Georgia, which will face the winner of Kentucky and Ole Miss. The top seed in the tournament is Florida, which finished 11-0 in conference play. The Gators will take on the winner between Auburn and South Carolina.