Women's Tennis Falls at Vanderbilt, 6-1

by Molly Clark
Women's Tennis Falls at Vanderbilt, 6-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The LSU women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Vanderbilt Sunday at the Currey Tennis Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The Lady Tigers jumped ahead with an early lead as they won the doubles point. On court two, Vanderbilt’s Catherine Newman and Erica Robertson defeated Kaitlin Burns and Hannah Robinson 8-2. LSU wasted no time in bouncing back as Whitney Wolf and Keri Frankenberger took down 25th-ranked Chelsea Preeg and Jackie Wu 8-6 on court one.

LSU’s (9-13, 4-6 SEC) Nicole Kantor and Ebie Wilson clinched the doubles point on court three as the tandem knocked off Hannah Blatt and Rachael Dillon 9-8(2).

In singles, No. 23 Newman defeated Wolf 6-2, 6-3 on court one to knot the score at, 1-1. On court three, Kantor fell to No. 82 Preeg 6-1, 6-3. Robinson dropped her match to Blatt on court six 7-5, 6-0. Twenty-seventh-ranked Wu beat Burns on court two 7-6(3), 6-0 to clinch the overall match.

Vanderbilt’s (11-8, 6-4 SEC) Dillon took her match over Wilson 6-1, 6-4. On court four, Frankenberger gave outstanding effort but was not able to upend Ulery as the Commodore won a three-set battle 3-6, 7-6(7), 1-0(8).

The Lady Tigers will take the courts again Saturday to celebrate Senior Day against No. 23 Arkansas at 1 p.m. CT.

No. 31 Vanderbilt 6, No. 70 LSU 1
April 11, 2010 at Nashville, Tenn.
(Currey Tennis Center)
1. No. 23 Catherine Newman (VU) def. Whitney Wolf (LSU)  6-2, 6-3
2. No. 27 Jackie Wu (VU) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU)  7-6(3), 6-0
3. No. 82 Chelsea Preeg (VU) def. Nicole Kantor (LSU)  6-1, 6-3
4. Keilly Ulery (VU) def. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 3-6, 7-6(7), (10-8)
5. Rachael Dillon (VU) def. Ebie Wilson (LSU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Hannah Blatt (VU) def. Hannah Robinson (LSU)  7-5, 6-0

1. Keri Frankenberger / Whitney Wolf (LSU) def. No. 25 Chelsea Preeg /Jackie Wu (VU) 8-6
2. Catherine Newman / Erica Robertson (VU) def. Kaitlin Burns /Hannah Robinson (LSU) 8-2
3. Nicole Kantor/Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Hannah Blatt /Rachael Dillon (VU) 9-8

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

Match Notes:
Vanderbilt (11-8, 6-4 SEC); #31 National ranking
LSU (9-13, 4-6 SEC); #70 National ranking