Women?s Tennis to Host LSU Tiger Fall Classic

by Chase Wales
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Women?s Tennis to Host LSU Tiger Fall Classic

BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU women’s tennis team will host the 2016 LSU Tiger Fall Classic Nov. 11-13 at the LSU Tennis Complex.

The LSU Tiger Fall Classic, which will also feature players from Rice, Princeton and Tulane, is the first fall invitational that the women’s tennis team has hosted since the completion of the LSU Tennis Complex last fall.

“We are looking forward to hosting these three teams at our beautiful new facility and wrapping up our fall season in a dual match format to get us ready for the spring,” said co-head coach Julia Sell.

LSU has plenty of experience against Tulane over the years, with their most recent victory coming in a 7-0 sweep last season in which seniors Joana Valle Costa, Skylar Holloway and Abby Owens each earned singles victories. Junior Ryann Foster also has experience against the Tulane, defeating Naz Karagoz at the ITA Southern Regional in October.

Foster and Valle Costa also collected singles victories in a 5-2 win over Rice last season and combined for a doubles victory against the Owls.

LSU will face Rice in doubles competition beginning Friday at 3 p.m. CT followed by singles competition against Princeton.

Day 2 of the invitational begins Saturday at 9 a.m. when LSU takes on Tulane in doubles followed by doubles against Princeton and finally singles against Rice.

The third and final day of the invite will see the Lady Tigers compete against Tulane in singles competition, also beginning Sunday at 9 a.m.

Courts open to the public an hour prior to competition and admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, LSU will play its matches first in the indoor facility.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

LSU Tiger Fall Classic

Day 1 – Friday, Nov. 11

Doubles

Rice vs. LSU at 3 p.m. CT
Princeton vs. Tulane at 3 p.m. CT

Singles (10 minutes following prior matches)

Princeton vs. LSU
Rice vs. Tulane

Day 2 – Saturday, Nov. 12

Doubles

Tulane vs. LSU at 9 a.m. CT
Princeton vs. Rice at 9 a.m. CT

(10 minutes following prior matches)

Princeton vs. LSU
Rice vs. Tulane

Singles (60 minutes following prior matches)

Rice vs. LSU
Princeton vs. Tulane

Day 3 – Sunday, Nov. 13

Singles

Tulane vs. LSU at 9 a.m. CT
Princeton vs. Rice at 9 a.m. CT