Women Open Weekend at ITA Southern Regional
OXFORD, Miss. – The LSU women’s tennis team will compete in the ITA Southern Regional in Oxford, Mississippi beginning Friday.
The Lady Tigers are one of 17 teams that will participate in the tournament. LSU will face teams from multiple conferences including Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State from the SEC.
The competition will take place at three sites – Ole Miss outdoor courts, Parker/Salloum Tennis Center, Ole Miss indoor courts, Indoor Tennis Center, and the city courts, FNC Tennis Center-John Leslie Courts.
The tournament will consist of five total flights: Main Draw Doubles, B Draw Doubles, Main Draw Singles (64), B Draw Singles, and a main draw singles consolation.
Senior Jessica Golovin and sophomore Eden Richardson will start off the tournament in the doubles round of 32 on Saturday at 8 a.m. CT. The No. 7 ranked pair by Oracle/ITA preseason rankings will face Polina Mutel and Maria Skyba of Northwestern State.
Freshman Anna Loughlan and senior Kennan Johnson will compete in the doubles round against Tulane’s Laura Fabrizi and Adelaide Lavery. The tandem of junior Paris Corley and sophomore Taylor Bridges will square off against Yu Fujioka and Milka Pasanen of South Alabama.
In the singles round of 64, No. 38 Richardson will face Lindsay Song of Auburn. Corley will play McNeese State’s Marija Mastilovic and Bridges will compete against Harriet Hamilton of Jacksonville University.
Johnson and Golovin will face Southern Mississippi opponents in their respective matches. No. 64 Golovin will face Arina Amaning and Johnson will take on Ebru Yazgan.
Freshman Marina Hermanny De Figueiredo will face Jana Hecking of UAB. The singles rounds will begin at 9 a.m. CT following doubles.
“We’re looking forward to competing in a high level event,” said co-head coach Julia Sell. “It will be a great weekend with our team back together.”
The championships on Monday will be available for live streaming along with live stats.
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ITA Southern Women’s Regional Championships
Friday, October 12
Doubles Round of 32 (I) at 8 a.m. CT
Main Draw Singles Round of 64 at 9 a.m. CT
No. 38 Eden Richardson (LSU)/Lindsay Song (Auburn)
Paris Corley vs. Marija Mastilovic (McNeese State)
Taylor Bridges vs. Harriet Hamilton (Jacksonville University)
No. 64 Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs. Arina Amaning (Southern Mississippi)
Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs. Ebru Yazgan (Southern Mississippi
B Draw Singles Round of 32 at 9 a.m. CT
Marina Hermanny De Figueiredo vs. Jana Hecking (UAB)