Lady Tigers Tennis Shutout by No. 7 Texas A&M

by Cari Gold
Lady Tigers Tennis Shutout by No. 7 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 57 LSU women’s tennis team fell to No. 7 Texas A&M 4-0 in College Station, Texas on Sunday afternoon.

“We had a really slow start in doubles today, but I was happy with how we came out in singles and competed,” said LSU head coach Julia S. Sell.  “We have been improving with every match, and that’s what we need to continue to do in order to knock off some of these teams.”
The Lady Tigers are now 8-7 (1-5 SEC) on the season, while Texas A&M improves to 11-3 (5-1 SEC) on the season.
The Aggies jumped out to a 1-0 lead as they captured the doubles point.  On court one, Ariel Morton and Noel Scott fell 8-0 to No. 23 Stefania Hristov and Cristina Stancu, while Gabrielle Otero and Abigail Owens met defeat 8-3 at the hands of Rutuja Bhosale and Anna Mamalat on court three.
In singles, LSU’s Taylor dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Rutuja Bhosale on court five, while Otero fell to Texas A&M’s Anna Mamalat 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) on court three. 
LSU’s No. 69 Vale Costa could not overcome No. 14 Cristina Stancu on court one, falling 6-1, 6-4.
The Lady Tigers take the court again on Friday, March 21 as they take on Mississippi State at 4 p.m. CT in W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.
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#7 Texas A&M 4, #57 LSU 0
Singles competition
1. #14 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. #69 Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. #56 Ines Deheza (TAMU) vs. Noel Scott (LSU) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, unfinished
3. Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Gabrielle Otero (LSU) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
4. #110 Stefania Hristov (TAMU) vs. Abigail Owens (LSU) 4-6, 6-2, 3-4, unfinished
5. Rutuja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Jana McCord (TAMU) vs. Skylar Holloway (LSU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-5, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #23 Stefania Hristov/Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Ariel Morton/Noel Scott (LSU) 8-0
2. #60 Ines Deheza/Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU) vs. Skylar Holloway/Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 5-3, unfinished
3. Rutuja Bhosale/Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Gabrielle Otero/Abigail Owens (LSU) 8-3