Women's Tennis Looks for Weekend Sweep

by Molly Clark
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Women's Tennis Looks for Weekend Sweep

BATON ROUGE — After picking up its second Southeastern Conference win Friday, the LSU women’s tennis team will face Auburn Sunday for an Easter match at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium. First serve is slated for noon CT.

“Auburn’s a really good team. This is going to be quite a challenge. They’ve been solid throughout the course of the year,” said head coach Tony Minnis. “We always have a balanced match with them, and I expect nothing less on Sunday.”

LSU (7-12, 2-5 SEC) last defeated Alabama, 5-2, while Auburn fell to No. 22 Arkansas, 6-1.

The Lady Tigers are featured by sophomore Whitney Wolf who owns six wins at the No. 1 position with three of those wins over nationally ranked opponents. In doubles, Wolf partners with Keri Frankenberger to lead the team with a 6-3 record.

Auburn (8-7, 2-5) is led by senior All-American Fani Chifchieva as she lists at No. 54 in the national rankings. Chifchieva holds a 7-5 record at the No. 1 spot.

LSU dropped its match to Auburn, 5-2, last season, but the Lady Tigers lead the overall series against Auburn, 23-9.