The LSU women’s swimming and diving team swept Houston, Rice and Tulane in a two-day quad meet and celebrated Senior Day at the LSU Natatorium on Saturday.
Seniors Chelsea Griffiths, Sara Haley, Audrey Lawson, Kaelee Mader, Mikayda Mills, Jana Ruimerman, Elle Schmidt and Sally Wood and men’s senior diver Jesse Lyman were honored.
LSU defeated Houston 218-134, Rice 203-143 and Tulane 241-110. Rice defeated Houston 201.50-142.50 and Tulane 223-118. Houston defeated Tulane 198.50-153.50.
LSU (9-2, 3-2) led off the meet with a victory in the opening relay for the second consecutive day. Katlin Sepp led off the 400 medley relay (3:47.63) and was followed by freshman Taryn MacKenzie, junior Rainey White and sophomore Amber Carter.
Wood posted a 400 individual medley victory with a mark of 4:23.13, which was six seconds faster than the nearest competitor.
Torrey Bussey notched her second individual victory of the meet with a swim of 1:04.50 in the 100 breaststroke.
Kyra Jones set her season best in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 2:02.68 in a first-place finish. Sophomore Katlin Sepp followed was second (2:03.58).
On the platform dive, freshman Cassie Weil scored LSU’s third-best all-time dive of 289.00. Sophomore Alex Bettridge turned in LSU’s fifth best all-time platform score of 241.90.
Schmidt also recorded her career high with a total of 241.90.
LSU LOSES TO MISSISSIPPI STATE IN ITA KICK-OFF CLASSIC: In Starkville, Miss., the No. 25 LSU (1-1) men’s tennis team dropped its first match of the season 7-0 on Saturday against No. 11 Mississippi State (3-0) in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Classic.
The Bulldogs got off to a quick start in doubles as the No. 28 duo of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp quickly defeated LSU’s No. 33 pair of Chris Simpson and Stefan Szacinski 8-0 on court one.
On court two, LSU’s pair of Roger Anderson and Tam Trinh kept it close against the Bulldogs’ Zach White and Ethan Wilkinson early, but White and Wilkinson pulled away and won the set 8-5, effectively clinching the doubles point for the Bulldogs to give them a 1-0 lead.
The doubles matchup between LSU’s Boris Arias and Olivier Borsos and Mississippi State’s Romain Bogaerts and Dumont was left unfinished with the Bulldogs ahead 7-4.
Mississippi State also got off to a quick start in singles, winning the first set in all six matches.
LSU will face No. 23 Indiana (1-3) Sunday at 10 a.m. in the consolation match to wrap up the ITA Kick-Off Classic.
1. No. 25 Romain Bogaerts (MSU) def. Olivier Borsos 6-1, 6-2
2. No. 81 Malte Stropp (MSU) def. Chris Simpson 6-3, 6-4
3. James Chaudry (MSU) def. Stefan Szacinski 6-1, 6-3
4. Jordan Angus (MSU) def. Tam Trinh 6-0, 6-3
5. Stefan Vinti (MSU) def. Mark Bowtell 6-0, 6-3
6. Pedro Dumont (MSU) def. Roger Anderson 7-6(4), 1-6, 1-0(4)
1. No. 28 Jordan Angus/Malte Stropp (MSU) def. No. 33 Chris Simpson/Stefan Szacinski 8-0
2. Zach White/Ethan Wilkinson (MSU) def. Roger Anderson/Tam Trinh 8-5
3. Romain Bogaerts/Pedro Dumont (MSU) vs. Boris Arias/Olivier Borsos 7-4, unfinished
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