Women's Tennis Completes Final Fall Tournament

by Cari Gold
Women's Tennis Completes Final Fall Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Skylar Holloway and Gabrielle Otero posted two doubles victories as they led the LSU women’s tennis team on the final day of competition at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic.

The Tigers won five matches on Saturday, bringing the total number of wins to 13 for the weekend. 

“Overall, this has been a great event for us to play because we got a lot of high quality matches,” LSU head coach Julia S. Sell said.  “I am excited for this team as they are seeing the reward from all their hard work.”

In doubles, Otero and Holloway dominated Furman’s Karlee Bryde and Amanda Murray, 8-0.  The duo from LSU then went on to beat Georgiana Patrasc and Petra Ferancova of Mississippi State 8-5 in the final round of the Melissa Day draw.  

Noel Scott and Abigail Owens began the day by defeating Samford’s Sephanie N’tcha and Yasmeen Ebada 8-6 in the semi-finals of the Bianca Svensson draw, but they fell to Maddie Lipp and Belinda Niu of Northwestern, 8-3 in the final round. 

Ariel Morton and Ella Taylor beat Laura Mueller and Kristine Kouyoumjian from Loyola Marymount in the Robin Stephenson draw, 8-6.  Morton and Taylor then lost to Kristin Lewis and Carita Moolman of Samford, 8-3. 

In singles, Taylor defeated Rachel Daniell in an exciting three-setter to conclude the Weyli Chang draw, winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. 

Scott fell in three sets to Samford’s Stephanie N’tcha 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the final round of the Meritt Emery draw.

Otero lost a three-setter to Loyola Marymount’s Kristine Kouyoumjian 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4 in the last round of the Jenny Ketchum draw.

Owens was defeated by Timea Guibe of Mississippi State in the last round of the Rebecca Baum draw 6-2, 6-0. 

Morton lost to Jessica Northcutt from Samford 6-0, 6-3 to conclude the Ashley Bentley draw.

In the finals of the Mari Muller draw, Holloway fell to Northwestern’s Brooke Rischbieth 6-4, 6-3.

LSU will open the spring dual season on Jan. 19 when the Lady Tigers host Nicholls State and Southern in a double header at ‘Dub’ Robinson Stadium. 

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Roberta Alison Fall Classic (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

November 2, 2013
Day Two Results


Mari Muller draw
Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 6-4, 6-3

Ashley Bentley draw
Jessica Northcutt (Samford) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 6-0, 6-3

Rebecca Baum draw
Timea Guibe (Mississippi State) def. Abigail Owens (LSU) 6-2, 6-0

Jenny Ketchum draw
Kristine Kouyoumjian (Loyola Marymount) def. Gabrielle Otero (LSU) 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4

Weyli Chang draw
Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Meritt Emery draw
Stephanie N’tcha (Samford) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4


Robin Stephenson Draw
Ariel Morton/Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Laura Mueller/Kristine Kouyoumjian (Loyola Marymount) 8-6
Kristin Lewis/Carita Moolman (Samford) def. Ariel Morton/Ella Taylor (LSU) 8-3

Melissa Day Draw
Gabrielle Otero/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Karlee Bryde/Amanda Murray (Furman) 8-0
Gabrielle Otero/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Georgiana Patrasc/Petra Ferancova (Mississippi State) 8-5

Bianca Svensson Draw
Noel Scott/Abigail Owens (LSU) def. Stephanie N’tcha/Yasmeen Ebada (Samford) 8-6
Madeline Lipp/Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Noel Scott/Abigail Owens (LSU) 8-3