No. 12 Tigers Sweep Alabama to Open SEC Play
BATON ROUGE – The No. 12-ranked LSU women’s tennis team opened conference play with a 4-0 victory against Alabama on Friday, March 1, at the LSU Tennis Complex.
“It was a great start to our SEC season with a solid win over a good Alabama team,” LSU co-head coach Julia Sell said. “Now it’s time to rest and recover for our next match on Sunday.”
The Tigers took the doubles point against the Crimson Tide with two wins from the No. 1 and No. 3 pairs.
Bridges gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead after beating Jacqueline Pelletier 6-0, 6-4, at No.3 singles.
No. 15 Richardson extended LSU’s lead to 3-0 following a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 1 singles.
Golovin clinched the match for the Tigers with a 6-3, 6-4 straight set win at the No. 2 singles.
The No. 12 Tigers will look to extend their five-match winning streak when they face the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, March 3, at Noon CT at the LSU Tennis Complex
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#12 LSU 4, Alabama 0
No. 15 Eden Richardson (LSU) def. #62 Andie Daniell (ALA) 6-2, 6-3
Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Moka Ito (ALA) 6-3, 6-4,
Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Jacqueline Pelletier (ALA), 6-1, 6-0
Kennan Johnson (LSU) led Alba Cortina-Pou (ALA), 7-6 (7-3), 2-2 (unfinished)
Paris Corley (LSU) trailed Ann Selim (ALA), 3-6, 5-4 (unfinished)
Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) trailed Luca Fabien (ALA), 2-6, 3-4 (unfinished)
LSU 11-2; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,2) Official: Richie Weaver