LSU women’s tennis sweeps McNeese

The LSU women’s tennis team (5-2) swept McNeese State (5-3) in doubles before going on to win the match 6-1 Saturday at “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

The doubles pair of Kaitlin Burns and Ella Taylor made its second appearance and finished first with an 8-6 victory over McNeese’s Diana Pirciu and Annabelle Peacock, making the doubles partners 2-0 this season.

The duo debuted during the Lady Tigers’ outing against UC Irvine.

Keri Frankenberger and Ebie Wilson easily clinched the doubles point for LSU with an 8-2 triumph over McNeese’s Klaudia Gawlik and Andreea Nenu. The Ariel Morton and Mary Jeremiah pair followed with an 8-4 victory against the Cowgirls’ Lara Pujol and Anastasia Surkova in the No. 1 position, marking the doubles team’s sixth consecutive win and fifth straight in the top spot.

Senior Wilson notched her third 6-0, 6-0 victory this season with a court six win over McNeese’s Peacock, and junior Morton quickly followed with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against the Cowgirls’ Nenu on court four.

Senior Burns clinched her fourth match this season, capturing a 6-2, 6-0 win on court two over McNeese’s Pujol.

Both freshmen added points to the board, as Caroline Hudson scored a 6-3, 6-2 victory against the Cowgirls’ Pirciu on court five, and Taylor took a 6-1, 6-1 win on court three over McNeese’s Surkova.

Court one featured the only match taken into the third set, and sophomore Jeremiah battled through a nail-biting super tiebreaker, but ultimately fell to McNeese’s Gawlik 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6).

The No. 50 Lady Tigers will see their next action Wednesday at 1 p.m. against No. 32 Rice at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.

LSU 6, McNeese State 1

Singles

Klaudia Gawlik (MCN) def. Mary Jeremiah 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Lara Pujol 6-2, 6-0

Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Anastasia Surkova 6-1, 6-1

Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Andreea Nenu 6-1, 6-0

Caroline Hudson (LSU) def. Diana Pirciu 6-3, 6-2

Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Annabelle Peacock 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

Jeremiah/Morton (LSU) def. Pujol/Surkova 8-4

Wilson/Frankenberger (LSU) def. Gawlik/Nenu 8-2

Burns/Taylor (LSU) def. Pirciu/Peacock 8-6