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Joe Ward, 23 Sports

Sunday, March 27 –

Missouri’s SEC record continued to worsen after No. 15 LSU swept the No. 59 Tigers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Mizzou, now 1-6 in SEC play, won just two sets on the day, thanks to singles efforts from juniors Bea Machado Santos and Brittany Lashway.

 

LSU took the doubles point with 6-2, 6-1 wins at the two and three spots respectively. At the No. 1 spot, Santos and sophomore Brianna Lashway were ahead, 5-4, before the match subsequently ended without a decision due to the prior loses.

 

Santos, ranked No. 73, nearly upset the No. 19 ranked Joana Vale Costa at the No. 1 singles spot.

 

Vale Costa took the first set, 6-2, before Santos forced a tiebreaker by winning the second set, 6-4. However, Santos was unable to keep the momentum going as she surrendered the third set tiebreaker, ultimately losing the match.

 

Brittany Lashway also pushed her match into three sets as she faced off against Skylar Kuykendall at the No. 4 spot. Lashway surrendered the first set, 6-3, but then took the second set, 6-2. The momentum was once again not enough as Lashway fell in the third set, 6-1.

 

Mizzou will remain in Louisiana when it faces off against Grambling State and New Orleans in a doubleheader March 29.

 

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