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Louisiana State University Women Team News
Monday, 10/08/2012

HOUSTON, Texas – LSU women’s tennis concluded its competition at the Rice Invitational Sunday with success in singles play.

Senior Kaitlin Burns competed in the final round of singles Flight 2 and fought to the end of a tiebreaker in the third set, but ultimately fell to Kim Anicete of Rice 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3).

Ariel Morton and Ella Taylor took home wins in their final matches of the tournament, as Morton excelled with a quick 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Hannah Kelley of ACU and Taylor battled into the third set to take the match from Danny Trigo of Rice 6-0, 4-6, 10-6.

“As a whole, I am extremely pleased with this weekend’s play,” head coach Julia S. Sell said. “We woke up today to difficult weather conditions but battled through the day with determination. This tournament gave each of our players added confidence in their game style, and we will continue to build upon that in the coming weeks.”

The Lady Tigers will see their next action in two weeks as they travel to the ITA Southern Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2012 Rice Invitational (Day 3 Results)



Flight 1 Consolation

Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Mary Jeremiah (LSU) 6-1, 6-2


Flight 2

Kim Anicete (Rice) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3)


Flight 3 Consolation

Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Hannah Kelley (ACU) 6-3, 6-1


Flight 4 Consolation

Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Danny Trigo (Rice) 6-0, 4-6, 10-6


Flight 5 Consolation

Jamie Lee Denton (ACU) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-2, 6-0



Flight 1 Consolation

Katie Gater/Liat Zimmerman (Rice) def. Ariel Morton/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 8-1


Flight 2 Consolation

Dionne Sanders/Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Mary Jeremiah/Ella Taylor (LSU) 8-4