LSU’s doubles tandem of Komar, Collins advance in NCAA Championships in thrilling fashion

LSU's Kylie Jones teamed with Anastasiya Komar to advance in the first round of the NCAA doubles championships in Orlando, Florida. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. – The doubles team of Kylie Collins and Anastasiya Komar survived a three-set thriller in Tuesday’s NCAA doubles championships over Nebraska’s Samantha Alicea and Raphaelle Lacasse at the USTA Campus.

LSU’s duo improved to 11-0 became the first LSU duo to advance in the NCAA championship since Eden Richardson and Jessica Golovin in 2018. 

They will face a familiar foe in Wednesday’s second round against Florida’s Alicia Dudeney and Bentee Spee.

Weather forced a one-hour delay in the match that was forced to be moved indoors.

Komar and Collins split the first two sets with a 6-3 win and 4-6 setback before rallying for a marathon 14-12 win in the third set.

In the final set that went to a tiebreaker, Nebraska held a narrow lead throughout most of the set and led 8-6.

Collins and Komar battled back to go up 9-8 before the teams began trading points back and forth. The tiebreaker was tied at 12-12 when Collins and Komar strung together consecutive points to win 14-12.

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