Tennis Freshman Breaks into ITA Rankings

by Cari Gold
Tennis Freshman Breaks into ITA Rankings

BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s tennis freshman Joana Vale Costa has been ranked No. 69 in singles in the latest ITA Division I College Tennis Rankings released on March 11.
On Sunday, Vale Costa took the lead early and never looked back as she topped Auburn’s No. 29 Pleun Burgmans 6-3, 6-0 on court one for her first win over a ranked opponent while wearing Purple and Gold.
Vale Costa is currently 8-3 (1-2 SEC) on the season in singles, with a 7-2 record on court one. 
The LSU women’s tennis team was ranked No. 57 this week. 
The Lady Tigers take the court again on Friday, March 14 as they take on the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Mo. at 2:00 p.m. CT. 
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