LSU Women's Tennis Sweeps Houston
BATON ROUGE — The No.16 LSU women’s tennis team remains undefeated at home, earning its seventh win of season in a 7-0 sweep against Houston at the LSU Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.
With the win, LSU improves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 at home. Houston falls to 5-3 on the season.
“I really liked what we did in doubles play. It was something we talked about before the match and things that we are trying strategically,” said co-head coach Julia Sell. “I thought they did a really good job out there. You can see that the whole team is very fatigued. We have already had a lot of traveling this season. They gave 100 percent effort. with what was left in them today. Overall, I thought they did a good job. They dug deep in to the well for energy.”
The Tigers took an early lead over the Cougars, securing the doubles point with wins on court two and three.
Bridges brought LSU’s score to 2-0 after finishing the contest against Mimi Kendall-Woseley in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0, on court two.
No.18-ranked Eden Richardson dominated on court one with 6-4, 6-2 victory over Ndindi Ndunda.
Loughlan clinched for the Tigers in a gritty 6-4, 7-5, match against Stephanie Belovukovic at No. 6 singles.
The Tigers will back in action at home on Friday, February 22 against Old Dominion at the LSU Tennis Complex. Admission to all matches is free.
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#16 LSU 7, Houston 0
Eden Richardson (LSU) def. Ndindi Ndunda (UH), 6-4, 6-2
Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Mimi Kendall-Woseley (UH), 6-4, 6-0
Paris Corley (LSU) vs. Sophie Gerits (UH), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs. Elena Tairyan (UH), 6-1, 6(5)-7, 7-6(5)
Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Phonexay Chtidara (UH), 6-1, 5-7, 10-5
Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Stephanie Belovukovic (UH), 6-4, 7-5
Match Notes: Houston 5-3 LSU 7-2; National ranking #16 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,1,6,5,3,4) Official: Richie Weaver