Women's Tennis to Host Third Doubleheader of Season

by Chase Wales
Women's Tennis to Host Third Doubleheader of Season

BATON ROUGE – The No. 23 LSU women’s tennis team will host both Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana as part of the team’s third doubleheader of the season at the LSU Tennis Complex Tuesday.

The Tigers (6-1) will face off against Tulane (6-3) at 3:30 p.m. CT followed by the second match of the day against Southeastern (3-3), tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT.

LSU has an all-time record of 35-5 against the Green Wave and holds a 6-0 all-time advantage against the Lions. LSU and Southeastern most recently played in 2005, a 7-0 victory for the Tigers.

The Tigers are 4-0 across their previous two doubleheaders this season and have yet to drop a match at home. LSU has also outscored its opponents 29-4 in its six wins this season.

Freshman Eden Richardson, ranked No. 114 in the country, leads the team with 16 total singles wins dating back to the fall while No. 69-ranked Jessica Golovin leads the team with seven dual singles wins. Golovin is in the midst of a career-best nine-match win streak and recently picked up the 50th singles win of her career against Nicholls State.

Tulane is coached by Maria Brito in her first season with the team. Brito is just the second coach of the Tulane women’s tennis team since the program was resurrected in 2008. Jason Hayes coaches the Southeastern Lions in his 17th season with the team.

Live stats for Tuesday’s matches will be available at lsustats.com. Fans can also watch the matches via live stream by clicking the “Live Video” link attached to the schedule page.

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