No. 23 Women's Tennis Team Drops Match to No. 4 South Carolina 4-0
BATON ROUGE – The No. 23 LSU women’s tennis team fell to the No. 4-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 4-0 on Sunday at the LSU Tennis Complex.
With the loss, the Tigers fall to 14-8 on the season and 4-6 in SEC play.
“We have fallen into the trap where we are more than capable of beating these teams but after losing a few tight matches, we have gotten tentative and negative,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “Moving forward we have to handle adversity with positive emotion.”
The Gamecocks took the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
No. 7-ranked Ingrid Martins earned the Gamecocks their first singles point of the match when she defeated No. 10-ranked sophomore Eden Richardson 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 1 singles.
South Carolina’s lead extended to 3-0 when No. 118 Mia Horvit was victorious at the No. 3 singles, defeating Bridges 6-2, 6-2.
Silvia Chinellato clinched the match for the Gamecocks with a 6-4, 6-4, victory over Johnson at the No. 5 singles.
The No. 23 Tigers host their final regular season home match against No. 11 Texas A&M at 4 p.m. CT on Friday, April 5.
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#4 South Carolina 4, #23 LSU 0
1. #7 I. Gamarra Martins (SC) def. #10 Eden Richardson (LSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. #60 Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs. #37 Paige Cline (SC) 6-7 (4-7), 4-2, unfinished
3. #118 Mia Horvit (SC) def. Taylor Bridges (LSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Paris Corley (LSU) vs. Megan Davies (SC) 3-6, 3-4, unfinished
5. Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Kennan Johnson (LSU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Anna Loughlan (LSU) vs. Kennedy Wicker (SC) 4-6, 2-5, unfinished
South Carolina 14-3 (9-1 SEC); National ranking #4
LSU 14-8 (4-6 SEC); National ranking #23
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,3,5)
Official: Richie Weaver