Lady Tigers Tennis Beats Kentucky, 6-1

by Molly Clark
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Lady Tigers Tennis Beats Kentucky, 6-1

LEXINGTON, Ky.-The LSU women’s tennis team swept the doubles point and kept its momentum going as it defeated Kentucky, 6-1, Friday at the Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky.

“I’m really impressed with how hard these girls are playing. They’re playing with a great attitude and so much intensity,” said head coach Tony Minnis. “This is a totally different team than it was a month ago. I’m just so impressed with our team and hope we can keep our momentum going.”

In doubles, Nicole Kantor and Ebie Wilson beat Elle Coldiron and Nicole Scates 8-2 on court three. On court two, Kaitlin Burns and Hannah Robinson cruised past Christine Johnston and Megan Broderick 8-4 to clinch the doubles point. LSU’s Keri Frankenberger and Whitney Wolf completed the sweep on court one as they defeated Minette Pienaar and Caroline Lilley 8-3.

LSU’s (9-12, 4-5 SEC) Robinson gave the Lady Tigers their second point as she blanked Scates 6-0, 6-0 on court six. On court five, Wilson knocked off Coldiron 6-0, 6-1. Frankenberger clinched the overall match for LSU on court four as she earned a win against Pienaar 7-5, 6-1.

Sophomore Wolf captured another victory over a nationally-ranked opponent as she took down 98th-ranked Broderick 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on court one. Burns ousted Lilley in three sets on court two 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Kentucky’s (2-15, 0-9) Johnston outlasted Kantor on court three 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 to end the match.

The Lady Tigers will be back in action Sunday to take on Vanderbilt at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Center in Nashville, Tenn., at noon CT.

#70 LSU 6, Kentucky 1
April 9, 2010 at Lexington, Ky.
(Boone Tennis Complex)

Singles
1. Whitney Wolf (LSU) def. #98 Megan Broderick (UK) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Caroline Lilley (UK) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Christine Johnston (UK) def. Nicole Kantor (LSU) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
4. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) def. Minnette Pienaar (UK) 7-5, 6-1
5. Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Elle Coldiron (UK) 6-0, 6-1
6. Hannah Robinson (LSU) def. Nicole Scates (UK) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. Keri Frankenberger/Whitney Wolf (LSU) def. Caroline Lilley/Minnette Pienaar (UK) 8-3
2. Kaitlin Burns/Hannah Robinson (LSU) def. Megan Broderick/Christine Johnston (UK) 8-4
3. Nicole Kantor/Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Elle Coldiron/Nicole Scates (UK) 8-2

Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

Match Notes:
LSU 9-12, 4-5 SEC; #70 National Ranking
UK 2-17, 0-9 SEC