Lady Tigers Advance in Local Pro Tennis Event

Lady Tigers Advance in Local Pro Tennis Event

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior Joana Vale Costa advanced to the quarterfinal of the main singles draw at the Southern Lifestyle Development Tennis Classic in Baton Rouge.

Vale Costa defeated Ana Paula Neffa De Los Rios (PAR) 6-1, 6-3, in the first round of competition. The Lisbon, Portugal native qualified for the quarterfinal when Jennifer Brady (USA) retired after the first set.

Lady Tigers’ senior Skylar Kuykendall made it to the third round of the qualifying draw. Kuykendall defeated Shira Goldberger (ISA) 6-0, 6-3, in the opening round. The Jasper, Alabama went on to defeat Ingrid Gamarra Martins (BRA) 6-0, 6-3, in the second round.

Incoming freshman Jessica Golovin defeated Anna Ustinoff (KAZ) 6-0, 6-0, before falling in the second round to Maria Shishinka (USA).

Vale Costa and Golovin competed in doubles and moved on to the second round of the main doubles draw after defeating Ingrid Gamarra Martins (BRA) and Carla Lucero (ARG) 7-5, 1-2 retired.

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