Women’s Tennis Re-Enters Top-20, Lewis No. 18

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Women’s Tennis Re-Enters Top-20, Lewis No. 18

BATON ROUGE — The LSU women’s tennis team’s huge comeback win over No. 11 Kentucky this weekend propelled the Tigers to No. 19 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings released Tuesday.

This marks the third time LSU has been ranked 19th this season and is the second-highest ranking for the team since it climbed to No. 16 after the program-best win over No. 5 Auburn in March.

The Tigers also placed three players in the latest singles rankings, with freshman Jade Lewis leading the way with a career-high ranking of 18th in the country.

After defeating No. 17 Aldila Sutjiadi of Kentucky, Lewis jumped 16 spots to No. 18, the highest ranking for an LSU freshman since Megan Falcon was ranked No. 2 in her freshman campaign in 2006.

Lewis has a 13-4 dual record with 12 wins for the Tigers on court one, eight of those wins against ranked opponents.

Joana Valle Costa jumped an incredible 42 spots to No. 60 thanks to her recent stretch of dominant form that has seen the senior win four straight matches, including two over top-100 opponents.

Junior Ryann Foster re-entered the rankings as well, coming in at No. 118 thanks to a crucial 6-3, 6-3 win over All-American Mami Adachi of Kentucky.

Foster leads the team with 23 overall wins dating back to the fall to go along with 10 doubles wins with court one partner Valle Costa. The Valle Costa/Foster pairing is ranked 23rd in the country.

The Tigers end the regular season on the road against No. 2 Georgia on Friday at 4 p.m. CT before heading to Knoxville to face No. 23 Tennessee Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

Oracle/ITA Division I Collegiate Rankings

Women’s National Team

Administered by the ITA

April 11, 2017

 

 

 

Rank

School

1

University of Florida

2

University of Georgia

3

North Carolina

4

Ohio State University

5

Vanderbilt University

6

Georgia Tech

7

Texas Tech University

8

Oklahoma State University

9

University of Michigan

10

Stanford

11

Auburn University

12

University of South Carolina

13

University of Kentucky

14

Duke University

15

Baylor University

16

California

17

Pepperdine

18

University of Arkansas

19

LSU

20

Mississippi State University

21

Texas A&M University

22

UCLA

23

University of Tennessee

24

University of Texas at Austin

25

North Carolina State

26

Wake Forest University

27

University of Mississippi

28

University of Notre Dame

29

Arizona State University

30

University of Kansas

31

TCU

32

University of Washington

33

University of Alabama

34

University of Oklahoma

35

Rice University

36

Northwestern University

37

Florida International University (FIU)

38

University of Tulsa

39

University of Southern California

40

University of Virginia

41

University of Denver

42

University of Oregon

43

Wichita State University

44

University of Maryland, College Park

45

University of Miami (Florida)

46

Clemson University

47

Florida State University

48

Dartmouth College

49

Harvard University

50

College of William and Mary