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No. 19 LSU Falls to Ole Miss 4-0

by Robert Quiroga | Communications Student Assistant
No. 19 LSU Falls to Ole Miss 4-0

Baton Rouge, La. – The No. 19 LSU Women’s Tennis team fell by a score of 4-0 to the Ole Miss Rebels on Friday evening at the LSU Tennis Complex.

With the loss, LSU falls to 8-2 overall and 3-2 in SEC play, while Ole Miss improves to 6-5 and 2-3 in conference play.

Selling Points

“Credit to Ole Miss tonight,” co-head coach Michael Sell. “This match was a lot closer than it shows as we had leads on all the other courts. We just need to create a few more opportunities for ourselves. We’re proud of this team , and we will regroup and be ready for Sunday.”

Doubles Results

The No. 14-ranked doubles duo of senior Eden Richardson and sophomore Nina Geissler grabbed their second ranked win of the dual season, defeating No. 24 Alexa Bortles and Sabina Machalova by a score of 6-3 at the No. 1 doubles.

Ole Miss got one back at the No. 3 when Tiphanie Fiquet and Lillian Gabrielsen held off a late charge from seniors Taylor Bridges and Paris Corley to win 6-4 and even the doubles scoreline.

The Rebels clinched the doubles point at the No. 2, where No. 44 Tereza Janatova and Anna Vrbenska claimed a 6-4 victory over sophomores Safiya Carrington and Maggie Cubitt.

Singles Results

Ole Miss made it 2-0 on the night after Fiquet defeated No. 83 Carrington by a score of 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 2 singles.At the No. 4, Vrbenska defeated Richardson to extend Ole Miss’ lead to 3-0. Vrbenska took the first set 6-2 before going on to win the second by a score of 6-1.

The match was clinched at the No. 1, where No. 43 Machalova defeated No. 41 Bridges in straight sets. Machalova won the first set 6-2 and carried momentum into the second, winning 6-1 and securing Ole Miss’ 4-0 victory over the Tigers.

Up Next

No. 19 LSU concludes the weekend by hosting Mississippi State at noon CT on Sunday, March 7.

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#31 Ole Miss 4, #19 LSU 0

Singles competition

1. #43 Sabina Machalova (OM) def. #39 Taylor Bridges (LSU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Tiphanie Fiquet (OM) def. #83 Safiya Carrington (LSU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Paris Corley (LSU) vs. Tereza Janatova (OM) 6-1, 2-5, unfinished

4. Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Eden Richardson (LSU) 6-2, 6-1

5. Maggie Cubitt (LSU) vs. Lillian Gabrielsen (OM) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished

6. Nina Geissler (LSU) vs. Reka Zadori (OM) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. #14 Eden Richardson/Nina Geissler (LSU) def. #24 Sabina Machalova/Alexa Bortles (OM) 6-3

2. #44 Tereza Janatova/Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Maggie Cubitt/Safiya Carrington (LSU) 6-4

3. Tiphanie Fiquet/Lillian Gabrielsen (OM) def. Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley (LSU) 6-4

Match Notes

Ole Miss 6-5 (2-3 SEC); National ranking #31

LSU 8-2 (3-2 SEC); National ranking #19

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