For the first time this season, the Lady Vols suffered a defeat at the

hands of a team not ranked in the top 25 as they dropped a 5-4 decision to

No. 61 LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

With the loss, Tennessee falls to 15-6 (5-6 SEC), while the Tigers improved

to 10-7 (2-6).

In singles, senior Emily Woodside extended her singles winning streak to 17

matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nikki Rasheed at No. 4. In her first

action of the spring season at No. 1, Alison Ojeda recorded her 23rd win of

the year with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Ana Paula Mores.

In doubles, Tennessee took two of the three matches but could not make it a

clean sweep as the No. 1 team of freshman Agnes Wiski and Dana Noel fell

8-4 to Mores and Bruna Colosio.

At No. 2, Ojeda and junior Candy Reid netted an 8-3 decision over Fernanda

Tsucamoto and Tami Botts. Freshman Meiling Parks and Woodside registered

UT's other win with an 8-5 victory over Kelly Craycraft and Rasheed at No.

3.

Colosio, Tsucamoto, Botts and Mary Rice notched LSU's four singles

victories.

The Lady Vols will conclude the regular season when they travel to Austin,

Texas, to take on No. 13 Texas on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CDT).