April 8, 2011
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Vanderbilt women’ tennis team rebounded from a loss to Florida last weekend with a 7-0 sweep of LSU Friday afternoon.
Jackie Wu and Lauren Mira got the Commodores off to a strong start with an 8-3 win on court two. Rachael Dillon and Alex Leatu followed that up with an 8-3 win of their own on court two, and clinched the doubles point for Vanderbilt. In the No. 3 match, Keilly Ulery and Chelsea Preeg rallied back from a 6-3 deficit to tie the match at 7-7, but were unable to hold off LSU’s Olivia Howlett and Ariel Morton, and fell 9-7.
Playing in the No. 2 singles match, Wu defeated Howlett, 6-1, 6-2 to give the Dores a 2-0 lead. Dillon increased Vanderbilt’s with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the No. 5 match. Leatu clinched the win for the Commodores with a 6-3, 6-0 win over 66th-ranked Whitney Wolf on court one.
Preeg, Ulery and Mira all won their matches to complete the sweep of the Tigers. On court three, Preeg dropped her first set, 4-6, but tied the mach with a 6-2 win in the second set, and won the tiebreaker set 10-6 to give the Commodores a 5-0 advantage. Ulery and Mira both played close first sets, with Ulery winning 7-5 on court six and Mira claiming a 7-6(4) victory on court three. Both posted wins in the second set to wrap up the match.
Vanderbilt continues its road trip on Sunday as it takes on Arkansas at noon. Live stats will be available on arkansasrazorbacks.com.