Women’s Tennis Falls at ITA Kickoff Weekend

by Robert Quiroga | Communications Student Assistant
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Women’s Tennis Falls at ITA Kickoff Weekend

Austin, Texas – The LSU women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 7 Texas 4-0 in the final match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday, January 25, at the Texas Tennis Center.

With the loss, the Tigers fall to 2-1 in the dual season.

Selling Points

“We went toe-to-toe against one of the best teams in the country on their courts,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “We keep improving as a team and our best is in front of us. I’m very encouraged by the attitude and hunger this team has to compete and improve. We will regroup and be ready for a very tough Old Dominion team on Thursday at LSU.”

Doubles Results

Texas scored the first win of the day at the No. 2 doubles after Fernanda Labrana and Marta Perez defeated the duo of freshman Safiya Carrington and senior Paris Corley by a score of 6-4.

The Longhorns clinched the doubles point after Anna Turati and Bianca Turati defeated junior Eden Richardson and freshman Nina Geissler 6-4 at the No. 1.

Singles Results

Texas took a 2-0 lead after No. 43-ranked Lexi Ryngler defeated Richardson at the No. 3 singles by a score of 6-3, 6-1.

Tijana Spasojevic extended the lead for the Longhorns to 3-0 with a win at the No. 6, defeating sophomore Anna Loughlan 6-4, 6-3.

The match was clinched at the No. 4, where Adri Nagy held off a late surge from Corley to win 6-2, 7-6(3).

Up Next

The Tigers return to the LSU Tennis Complex to take on Old Dominion at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, January 30.

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LSU vs Texas

Jan 25, 2020 at Austin, Texas

(Texas Tennis Center)

#7 Texas 4, LSU 0

Singles competition

1. Bianca Turati (UT) vs. #42 Taylor Bridges (LSU) 7-5, 2-3, unfinished

2. #4 Anna Turati (UT) vs. #61 Safiya Carrington (LSU) 6-2, 6-6 (5-1), unfinished

3. #43 Lexi Ryngler (UT) def. Eden Richardson (LSU) 6-3, 6-1

4. Adri Nagy (UT) def. #105 Paris Corley (LSU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

5. #98 Fernanda Labrana (UT) vs. Nina Geissler (LSU) 4-6, 6-5, unfinished

6. Tijana Spasojevic (UT) def. Anna Loughlan (LSU) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Anna Turati/Bianca Turati (UT) def. Eden Richardson/Nina Geissler (LSU) 6-4

2. Fernanda Labrana/Marta Perez Mur (UT) def. Safiya Carrington/Paris Corley (LSU) 6-4

3. Adri Nagy/Lexi Ryngler (UT) vs. Taylor Bridges/Anna Loughlan (LSU) 5-4, unfinished

Match Notes:

LSU 3-1

Texas 2-0; National ranking #7

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,6,4)