Defending Champs Earn NCAA Bids, Richardson All-America

by Robert Quiroga
Defending Champs Earn NCAA Bids, Richardson All-America

BATON ROUGE — Sophomore Eden Richardson earned ITA All-America honors and will represent the LSU women’s tennis team along with senior Jessica Golovin at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Individual Championships May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.


Richardson earned the second All-America honor of her career, and her first Singles All-America honor, after earning a Top-16 seeding in the singles bracket. Richardson becomes the eighth Tiger to earn Singles All-American honors, and the first since 2017, when Joana Valle Costa and Jade Lewis both earned accolades. Richardson also becomes the fourth Tiger to earn both Singles and Doubles All-American status, joining Suzana Rodrigues, Bruna Colosio, and Valle Costa.


Richardson has 22 wins overall in the 2018-19 season. She has eight wins over ranked opponents this season, including wins over fellow Singles All-Americans Katarina Jokic of Georgia, Kate Fahey of Michigan, and Fernanda Contreras of Vanderbilt.


Golovin, as the No. 2 singles alternate, would move into the bracket should two current players in the bracket withdraw.


In doubles, the defending Doubles National Champions pair of Richardson and Golovin are set to defend their title after earning an at-large bid. Last year, the duo ran the table on their way to a straight-set victory in the final to earn their status as reigning champions.


The Tigers will travel to Los Angeles, California to face off against San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Team Championships on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. CT.


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