Louisiana State women's will play against Texas A&M today
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 837
The LSU women's tennis team will head west to the state of Texas to face Texas A&M today at 5pm. CT. LSU and Texas A&M will play for the 14th time in series history on Friday, with the Aggies holding a 10-3 record over the Tigers.
When the teams met last season in Baton Rouge, Texas A&M won by a score of 7-0. The Aggies enter the game with only one blemish on their record this season, a 4-2 loss to then No. 2 North Carolina at the ITA Indoor Championships in February.
In their 15 wins this season, five have come against Top 25 opponents. Texas A&M features six players in the ITA singles led by No. 5 Mary Stoiana. Stoina is 24-4 in the year in singles dating back to the fall and has eight hits against nationally ranked opponents.
Stoiana is joined by #49 Carson Branstine, #80 Daria Smetannikov, #83 Gianna Pielet, #90 Jayci Goldsmith, and #106 Mia Kupres. In double play this year, the Aggies boast a 67-13 overall record across all six fields. Doubles has also been a selling point for Texas A&M this season.
The Aggies have earned the doubles point in 14 of 16 games and have a 29-7 three-field record. They are led in doubles by pair no. 4 ranked Carson Branstine and Mary Stoiana, who are a perfect 9-0 in doubles this season. The Tigers won their Friday and Sunday home SEC games this past weekend, first defeating Missouri by a score of 5-2 on Friday night and then capping off the weekend with another 5-2 win, this time on the Arkansas Razorbacks.
In recent ITA individual standings, LSU's ranked trio remained present. In singles, Kylie Collins leads the Tigers to No. ranked no. 38. Anastasiya Komar has a perfect 10-0 record in dual play, scoring a single point in all but one game this season for the Tigers.
The Belarusian native won seven of those ten matches in straight sets and had three wins against ranked opponents in the spring.
About the LSU
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The university was founded in 1853 in what is now called Pineville, as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU campus opened in 1926 and consists of more than 250 buildings built in the Renaissance style of Andrea Palladio.
In 2009, the university had 21,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduates in 17 locations. Many of LSU's specialty schools, such as E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center have received national recognition in their respective fields of study.
The university is a recipient of grants such as Land-grant universities, Sea Grant Colleges and Space grant colleges, and is known for its many research facilities engaged in 800 projects sponsored by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The LSU athletic department has 20 teams in different sports (9 men's and 11 women's) and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southeastern Conference. Photo Credits: LSU website