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On Sunday, the Mizzou Women’s Tennis Team took on the Tigers of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately for the Tigers of Mizzou, LSU proved to be too much to handle as they coasted to an easy 4-0 victory.

Doubles, which had been a strong point for Missouri in the first part of the season, dropped matches at the number one and three spots to give LSU an early lead. The number one team of Eden Richardson and Nine Geissler for LSU took a quick 6-1 victory over Mizzou’s Serena Nash and Gabrielle Goldin. Nash and Goldin have recently fallen off after reaching a ranking of number 58 only a few weeks earlier. At the number three spot, Marta Oliveira and Vivien Ábrahám played a closer match, but still fell short to LSU’s Safiya Carrington and Maggie Cubitt by a score of 6-3. Mizzou has dropped the doubles point in back-to-back matches for the first time all season.

The Tigers of Mizzou did not fare much better in singles. At the number three spot, LSU’s Eden Richardson defeated Vivien Ábrahám 6-2, 6-1. That was the closest match Mizzou would have as the number five and six spots both lost by the score 6-2, 6-0. The number five singles player for Mizzou was Elys Ventura who fell to Paris Corley. At the number six spot, Gabrielle Goldin fell to Maggie Cubitt out of LSU.

Coach Colt Gaston had no comments after the loss.

The Mizzou Tigers will return to Columbia to take on the Razorbacks of Arkansas with hopes of turning their season back around.