Tigers Open SEC Play at No. 20 Vanderbilt

by Robert Quiroga | Communications Student Assistant
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Tigers Open SEC Play at No. 20 Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tenn. – The LSU women’s tennis team will travel to Nashville, Tennessee and begin conference play when they take on No. 20 Vanderbilt at 3:30 p.m. CT on Friday, February 28, at the Currey Tennis Center.

Vanderbilt is streaming live stats, available here, and live video here. Fans can also follow along the match on Twitter, @LSUWTen.

Selling Points

“We’re ready to get started with SEC play against another Top 25 program on the road,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “We have practiced confident and hard, so we are excited to bring that same energy and mindset on the match court.”

The Matchup

LSU and Vanderbilt have met 43 times in program history, with the Commodores holding a 29-14 lead in the series. When the teams met last season at the LSU Tennis Complex, the Commodores edged the Tigers in a narrow 4-3 contest.

Tiger Tidbits

The Tigers are 7-2 overall in the 2020 dual season. Last weekend, the Tigers traveled to Texas to defeat Houston 7-0 on Friday, and ended the weekend with a 4-1 win over Rice on Sunday.

Junior Taylor Bridges is ranked No. 33 in the Oracle/ITA Singles Rankings. Bridges is off to a 6-1 start in the dual season, and is 15-4 overall. Freshman Safiya Carrington is the other Tiger in the singles rankings, checking in at No. 75 after a 6-1 start to the dual season.

In the latest Oracle/ITA Team Rankings, LSU is ranked at No. 36.

Notes on the Commodores

Vanderbilt is ranked No. 20 in this week’s Oracle/ITA Team Rankings. The Commodores were last in action on February 16, where they hosted and defeated No. 10 Ohio State by a score of 5-2.

Vanderbilt has two players in the Oracle/ITA Individual Rankings. Christina Rosca is ranked at No. 18 after a 4-2 start to the season, and has two ranked victories. Georgia Drummy also joins her teammate in the rankings, checking in at No. 30. Drummy is 3-2 in the dual season, and has won two of her last three matches.

In doubles, the duo of Rosca and Drummy are No. 18. The tandem has a 3-1 record playing at the No. 1 doubles in the dual season.

Social Center

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.