Dores Fall at LSU Sunday

Women’s tennis drops heartbreaking 4-3 decision in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. – With three courts decided in third sets, the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team dropped a battle in Baton Rouge, falling to the Tigers of LSU, 4-3.

After dropping the doubles point the Commodores looked to bounce back in singles, clinching five of six first sets in the matchup but came up just short Sunday afternoon on the road.

Seeing Double

  • Yufei Long and Anna Ross continued their hot streak with a quick 6-1 win on Court 1 to give the Commodores an advantage as the remaining two courts played on.
  • The doubles point would be determined in a knotted Court 3 as Anessa Lee and Marcella dropped a close set at No. 2 doubles, 6-4.
  • Amy Stevens and Holly Staff were in a tightly contested 5-5 contest before ultimately dropping Court 3, 7-5, as the Tigers clinched the opening point Sunday afternoon.

Sights on Singles

  • Lee tied the match up with a win in straight sets on Court 2, 6-0 and 6-1.
  • On Court 5, Amy Stevens dropped a pair of sets to LSU’s Mia Rabinowitz, 6-4 and 6-2, as the Tigers reclaimed the lead, 2-1.
  • Dasha Kourkina grabbed a point on Court 6, winning a decisive third set over Rania Azziz for the 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 final.
  • Cruz continued the trend, clinching a point with a pair of 6-4 set wins on Court 4 to give the Dores their first lead of the day, up 3-2.
  • In a heartbreaking finish on Court 1, Ross fell to LSU’s Safiya Carrington in three sets. After claiming the first set, 6-4, the junior dropped a pair of 7-5 decisions as the two teams sat tied at 3-3.
  • On the final court, Long was locked in a third set battle as well. The graduate student and Ena Babic split a pair of sets to open on Court 3, including a second set tie break but it was the home Tigers that ultimately came out on top as Long dropped the third set, 6-3.

Up Next
The Commodores have one more road match in March before returning home to host four of their last six SEC matchups in April. Next week the team will head to Kentucky for one match, set for Friday at 1 p.m.