Women's Tennis Players in Tournament at The 'Dub'
BATON ROUGE, La. – Four LSU women’s tennis players are set to compete in the Southern Lifestyle Development Tennis Classic at W.T. ‘Dub’ Robinson Stadium June 21-28, 2015.
Senior Skylar Kuykendall and junior Joana Vale Costa lead the way for the returning players. Vale Costa and Kuykendall were named to the first and second team All-SEC respectively. The duo became the first teammates to reach the 30-win mark since the 1984-85 season.
Kuykendall is set to face Shira Goldberger (ISR) in the opening round of the tournament at 9 a.m. CT. on court one.
Transfer Ryann Foster comes from the University of Texas where she played courts one and two this season. Before attending the University of Texas, Foster won the 14 and under national championship in both singles and doubles as well as the 12 and under singles championship. Foster also boasts a career-high WTA ranking of 869.
Foster will take on Brooke Austin at 9 a.m. CT on court five. Austin was named an All-American and finished the season fourth in singles play. The Florida Gator was also the SEC Freshman and Player of the Year.
Finally, blue chip recruit Jessica Golovin gets her first play in Baton Rouge against Anna USTINOFF (KAZ) at 10 a.m. CT on court five. Golovin received a recruiting ranking as high as No. 13 nationally.
The New York City native also garnered a 20-15 overall record against some of the country’s best competition, including a 3-1 record against fellow five star recruits and 4-0 record against four star prospects.
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