LSU tennis teams fall to UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The No. 9 LSU men’s tennis team dropped its second conference match of the season to No. 6 Kentucky on Sunday 4-0.

The Wildcats (14-2) started the match by winning the doubles point, securing it on court three by Grant Roberts and Anthony Rossi when they defeated Olivier Borsos and Boris Arias 8-5.

The Wildcats continued to roll during singles, and the match was clinched for Kentucky on court four when it took a 4-0 lead after Charles Minc defeated the Tigers’ Szacinski 6-4, 6-4.

The Tigers (5-4) are back home for their next match at 3 p.m. Friday against No. 32 Auburn (8-3).

Kentucky 4, LSU 0

Singles

Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Chris Sampson 6-3, 6-1

Tom Jomby (UK) def. Tam Trinh 6-2, 6-4

Oliver Borsos (LSU) led Alejandro Gomez 7-6 (2), 5-3 (unfinished)

Charles Minc (UK) def. Stefan Szacinski 6-4, 6-4

Grant Roberts (UK) led Mark Bowtell 6-4 (unfinished)

Kevin Lai (UK) led Harrison Kennedy 5-3 (unfinished)

Doubles

Jomby/Lai (UK) def. Anderson/Trinh 8-5

Hirooka/Gomez (UK) vs. Simpson/Szacinski 6-6 (unfinished)

Roberts/Rossi (UK) def. Borsos/Arias 8-5

Women’s tennis

LADY TIGERS FALL 4-3 TO NO. 53 KENTUCKY: The LSU women’s tennis team (7-5) had early success against Kentucky (9-3), but ultimately lost 4-3 at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

The Lady Tigers kicked off the afternoon with two straight wins in doubles, but Kentucky secured its first point of the day on court one, as Kaitlin Burns fell to Nadia Ravita 6-3, 6-1.

LSU followed with two consecutive singles victories, but a series of Kentucky victories concluded the match. The match was decided when Caroline Hudson lost to Kirsten Lewis 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The Lady Tigers next travel to face No. 17 Auburn at 3 p.m. Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

Kentucky 4, LSU 3

Singles

Nadia Ravita (UK) def. Kaitlin Burns 6-3, 6-1

Jessica Stiles (UK) def. Mary Jeremiah 6-4, 6-1

Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff 6-1, 7-5

Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Caitlin McGraw 6-0, 6-3

Kirsten Lewis (UK) def. Caroline Hudson 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Stephanie Fox (UK) def. Ebie Wilson 7-5, 6-1

Doubles

Jeremiah/Morton (LSU) vs. McGraw/Ravita 6-7, unfinished

Wilson/Frankenberger (LSU) def. Morin-Kougouch/Witten 8-2

Burns/Taylor (LSU) def. Stiles/Lewis 8-5

Track and field

LSU ALUM HICKS WINS THIRD STRAIGHT U.S. INDOOR GOLD MEDAL: LSU track and field alumnus Jeremy Hicks was crowned the men’s long jump champion for the third time in four years at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships after posting a mark of 26 feet, 2¾ inches on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Hicks opened the competition with a jump of 25-11 in the first round before improving to 26-2¾ in the fifth to claim his third-straight U.S. Indoor gold medal in the event.