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Women’s Tennis: Louisiana Tops McNeese in Women’s Tennis, 4-0

Mantaux overcomes 5-0 deficit to earn straight-set win

LAFAYETTE – Floriane Picaut and Clara Mantaux got things started in doubles play before each picking up singles’ victories in leading the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Women’s Tennis team to a 4-0 win over in-state foe McNeese on Sunday at Cajun Courts.
Dana Radovanovic picked up a straight-set victory in singles play as Louisiana (3-2) returned to the court for the first time in two weeks. Playing in its first home match since hosting Southern on Jan. 30, the Ragin’ Cajuns pitched their second straight 4-0 victory in as many seasons against their I-10 rival.
Picaut and Mantaux opened doubles play with a 6-1 win over Carlotta Romito and Hanna Blinouskaya on the No. 1 court before the Ragin’ Cajuns would clinch the doubles point as Babette Burgersdijk and Lucie Raquin posted a 6-2 win over Yukina Abe and Matilde Mulatero at No. 3.
Radovanovic gave Louisiana a 2-0 lead in singles play as she earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Abe at No. 6. Picaut claimed a 6-1, 6-4 win over Romito at No. 1 before Mantaux overcame a 5-0 deficit in the opening set to claim a 7-5, 6-2 win to clinch the match at No. 2 singles.
Louisiana will return to action on Tuesday (Feb. 23) when it hosts Southeastern Louisiana at Cajun Courts. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m., with live results available at RaginCajuns.com.
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McNeese vs Louisiana
2/21/21 at Lafayette, La. (Cajun Courts)
Louisiana 4, McNeese 0
Singles competition
1. Floriane Picaut (LA) def. Carlotta Romito (MCN) 6-1, 6-4
2. Clara Mantaux (LA) def. Sofia San Jose Moren (MCN) 7-5, 6-2
3. Christina Jordan (LA) vs. Matilde Mulatero (MCN) 6-3, 5-6, unfinished
4. Lucie Raquin (LA) vs. Natalia Ballo (MCN) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
5. Isabella Kierkegaard (LA) vs. Hanna Blinouskaya (MCN) 4-6, 6-2, unfinished
6. Dana Radovanovic (LA) def. Yukina Abe (MCN) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Floriane Picaut /Clara Mantaux (LA) def. Carlotta Romito/Hanna Blinouskaya (MCN) 6-1
2. Isabella Kierkegaard/Dana Radovanovic (LA) vs. Sofia San Jose Moren/Natalia Ballo (MCN) 3-4, unfinished
3. Babette Burgersdijk/Lucie Raquin (LA) def. Yukina Abe/Matilde Mulatero (MCN) 6-2
Match Notes:
McNeese 0-7
Louisiana 3-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,1,2)
T-2:16  A-35