AUBURN, Ala. – Freshmen Taylor Russo picked up her 13th win of the dual-match season, but No. 5 Auburn (18-4, 2-3 SEC) fell to No. 27 LSU (11-4, 4-2 SEC), 4-3 on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La.
“We are a good team and we are fighting in the best conference in the country,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “We have to return home and regroup to find was to win these tough matches.”
Russo improved to 17-6 (3-1 SEC) on the 2016-17 season, defeating LSU’s No. 83 Ryan Foster in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 on court two. The Florida native has won four matches against ranked opponents.
After Auburn fell into an early hole losing the doubles point, junior Roos van der Zwaan tied the match with a win over Abigail Owens, 6-4, 6-3 on court six. The Netherlands native improved to 12-6 (3-2 SEC) on the season.
Trailing LSU 2-1, Georgie Axon defeated fellow freshman Becca Weissmann, 6-4, 6-2 to tie it up. The England native is second on the team with 20 singles victories this season and stands at 2-0 in SEC play.
Auburn women’s tennis will look to end it’s three-game skid at Yarbrough Tennis Center on Friday, March 24 against Vanderbilt. Auburn will also host Kentucky on Sunday at 11 a.m.