Richardson makes history in latest ITA Rankings

by Robert Quiroga
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Richardson makes history in latest ITA Rankings

BATON ROUGE — Sophomore Eden Richardson made LSU women’s tennis program history this week when she moved up to No.10 in the latest ITA/Oracle Singles Rankings.

 

Richardson’s move to No.10 makes her the first Tiger since Jade Lewis in 2017 to be ranked in the singles Top-10, and only the third Tiger in program history to be ranked that high.

 

Richardson is having a tremendous season at the No. 1 singles for LSU, posting a 9-4 record. On Sunday against Vanderbilt, Richardson won her second match against a Top-3 opponent this season after defeating Fernanda Contreras in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5. With the win, Richardson became the first Tiger to have multiple Top-3 wins in one season, and second to have multiple Top-3 victories in her career.

 

Senior Jessica Golovin checked into the singles rankings for the first time since last fall at No. 60. On Sunday, Golovin earned her second Top-10 win of her career when she dispelled Vanderbilt’s Christina Rosca in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. The win was her ninth of the season, and fourth against a ranked opponent.

 

In doubles, Richardson and Golovin moved to No. 10. The duo is 10-3 on the season, and has five wins against ranked opponents.

 

In the team rankings, LSU checked in at No. 21 and remains in the Top-25 for the eighth consecutive week.

 

Next up for the No. 21 Tigers is a road weekend that starts in Fayetteville against Arkansas at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, March 22 and concludes at Missouri on Sunday, March 24 at Noon CT.

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