March 7, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. -
The fourth-ranked women's tennis team won its third-straight 4-0 victory, this time coming at LSU, on Friday night at the W.T. "Dub" Robinson Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide improves to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while the loss drops the Tigers to 7-5 on the season and 0-3 against league opponents.
Alabama captured its 11th doubles point in 13 matches this season with wins on courts one and two. No. 18 Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe dominated LSU's Joana Vale Costa and Skylar Holloway, 8-2, on court one before the point was secured on court two by Mary Anne Daines and Danielle Spielmann by an 8-6 decision over Noel Scott and Ella Taylor.
Routliffe added to the Tide's lead as she was first to finish in singles, winning 6-2, 6-1 on court three over Gabrielle Otero. Spielmann made it a 3-0 lead for Alabama as she topped Noel Scott, 6-3, 6-2, on court two. Luicelena Perez then delivered the clinching point, winning 6-2, 7-6 from the No. 6 spot over Skylar Holloway.
The Tide returns to action on Sunday when it takes on Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., at 1 p.m. CT.
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