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.
“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.”
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).
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
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
Texas 2-0; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,6,4)