CARY, N.C. – LSU junior Kylie Collins advanced to the final of the ITA All-American Championships where the nation’s No. 24 ranked player dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision Sunday to No. 21 Fiona Crawley of New Carolina.
The two opened the first set by trading games, but Crawley managed to pull ahead and win 6-3. She took the early lead in the second set and won 6-2 to clinch the singles title.
Collins, in her first season at LSU after transferring from Texas, had advanced through the main draw with straight-sets victories.
“What a terrific tournament for all Tigers involved this past week,” LSU women’s tennis coach Taylor Fogleman said. “We competed extremely well and won plenty of matches against some of the best players in the country. Incredible run by Anastasiya (Komar) and Nikita (Vishwase) to make the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw. Kylie’s run to the final in singles was also tremendous; the first player in program history to make it that far.”
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