Tigers Sweep Missouri, 4-0
BATON ROUGE – In the battle of the Tigers at the LSU Tennis Complex on Sunday, March 1, the LSU women’s tennis team came out on top after sweeping Missouri 4-0.
With the win, LSU moves to 9-2 in the dual season and 2-0 in the SEC.
“Probably one of our better matches from start to finish today,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “I thought we did a good job coming from indoor play on Friday to a windy and colder outside play today. We had great energy in doubles and it continued into singles. We’ll enjoy today and tomorrow it’s back to work.”
Junior Eden Richardson and freshman Nina Geissler were the first off the courts at the No. 1 doubles after defeating the duo of Gabrielle Goldin and Serena Nash 6-1 to earn their seventh win of the dual season.
LSU clinched the doubles point at the No. 3, where the freshmen team of Safiya Carrington and Maggie Cubitt held off a late charge from Marta Oliveira and Viven Abraham to get the win by a score of 6-3.
Richardson gave LSU a 2-0 lead and earned her ninth win of the dual season at the No. 3 singles, where she defeated Vivien Abraham in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1
At the No. 5, senior Paris Corley extended the lead to 3-0 after a strong straight set win, 6-2, 6-0. The win is Corley’s seventeenth of the overall season, a team-high.
Cubitt clinched the match for the second time this weekend with a 6-2, 6-0 straight set win at the No. 6 over Goldin. With the win, Cubitt earns her fifth win in as many matches in dual play.
The Tigers hit the road for two matches on the upcoming weekend. First, LSU travels to Gainesville, Florida to take on the Florida Gators on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. CT before ending the weekend in Columbia, South Carolina with a match against South Carolina at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 8,
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Mizzou vs LSU
Mar 01, 2020 at Baton Rouge
(LSU Tennis Complex)
#36 LSU 4, Mizzou 0
1. #33 Taylor Bridges (LSU) vs. Serena Nash (MIZ) 6-3, 2-1, unfinished
2. #75 Safiya Carrington (LSU) vs. Ellie Wright (MIZ) 4-6, 2-1, unfinished
3. Eden Richardson (LSU) def. Vivien Abraham (MIZ) 6-2, 6-1
4. Nina Geissler (LSU) vs. Marta Oliveira (MIZ) 6-1, 3-4, unfinished
5. Paris Corley (LSU) def. Elys Ventura (MIZ) 6-2, 6-0
6. Maggie Cubitt (LSU) def. Gabrielle Goldin (MIZ) 6-2, 6-0
Mizzou 8-6 (0-2 SEC)
LSU 9-2 (2-0 SEC); National ranking #36
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,5,6)
Official: Richie Weaver