LSU Gold

Eden Richardson Season 2019-20

Bath, England
High School
Ralph Allen School

2020 All-Louisiana First Team
2019 ITA Southern Regional Doubles Runner-up
2019 ITA/Oracle Singles All-American
2019 First Team All-SEC
2019 Louisiana Player of the Year
2019 All-Louisiana First Team
2018 NCAA Doubles Champion
2018 NCAA Singles Championships Selection
2018 NCAA Doubles Championships Selection
2018 ITA Doubles All-American
2018 First Team All-SEC
2018 SEC All-Freshman Team
2018 ITA Rookie of the Year

Grabbed nine singles wins, with seven of them coming in dual play playing at the No. 2 – No. 5 spots … Clinched a 4-0 road win at Alabama with a straight set win over Anne Marie Hiser … Earned ten wins in doubles action playing with three different partners … Ranked as high as No. 14 in the ITA Doubles Rankings with partner Nina Geissler … Finished a historic career in Purple & Gold with 73 singles wins and 72 doubles wins and multiple individual accolades …

JUNIOR SEASON (2019-20) – Season was cut short due to COVID-19
Finished a team-high 10-1 in singles action in dual matches and a perfect 3-0 in SEC play playing primarily at the No. 3 singles … Struck a strong partnership in doubles with Nina Geissler and finished as runner-ups in the 2019 ITA Southern Regionals Doubles Bracket … Finished 13-6 teamed with Geissler and ranked as high as No. 26 before the season was cut short … Earned three ranked wins in doubles action, including a dominant 6-1 display over the No. 18 duo of Georgia Drummy and Christina Rosca at Vanderbilt … Earned a spot on the 2020 All-Louisiana First Team.

Earned a 13-9 record in the dual season and 22-12 overall record playing at the No. 1 singles … Defeated a team-high eight ranked opponents in singles play … Defeated four All-Americans in the regular season, with three of the wins being in straight sets … Became the second person in program history to defeat the ITA/Oracle No. 1-ranked player when she defeated Georgia’s Katarina Jokic at Georgia … Became the third Tiger in program history to rank in the ITA/Oracle singles Top 10, peaking at No. 8 … Won eight matches in SEC play and earned a spot on the All-SEC first team … Earned singles ITA All-American honors and an automatic bid to the NCAA Singles Tournament … Tallied a 19-8 overall record with partner Jessica Golovin in doubles … Ranked as high as No. 3 in the ITA/Oracle doubles rankings … Tallied five wins against ranked opponents, including a win against the No. 3-ranked duo of Marie Leduc and Fernanda Navarro from Clemson … Earned an at-large berth in the 2019 NCAA Doubles Tournament with partner Jessica Golovin … Repeated as the Louisiana Sportswriters Association’s Louisiana Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Louisiana First Team.

Embarked on one of the most prolific and dominant freshman seasons in LSU women’s tennis history … Compiled a 28-6 overall singles record … Her 18-2 dual singles record was the highest regular-season winning percentage (.900) in the SEC … Recorded four wins against ranked opponents playing across the top three courts … Compiled a 19-8 doubles record along with partner Jessica Golovin with eight wins against ranked doubles teams, including six wins against top-15 opponents … Advanced to the final round of the NCAA Doubles Championships for the first time in program history and then won the doubles title for the first NCAA Championship in the history of LSU women’s tennis … Picked up a career-best win over the No. 5-ranked Ole Miss pairing of Arianne Hartono and Alexa Bortles in the NCAA Round of 16 to go along with wins over the No. 24, No. 12, No. 33 and No. 14-ranked pairings during her championship run … Went on a team-best 16-match win streak in singles during the dual season, capped off by a career-best win over Florida’s No. 14 Anna Danilina in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament … Became just the fourth player in LSU women’s tennis history to be selected to both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in the same season … Was named to both First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman Team … Selected as the ITA Rookie of the Year for the Southern region … Became the 11th player in program history to receive ITA All-American honors … Earned her first varsity letter.

Part of LSU’s 2017 No. 3 recruiting class … Ranked as high as No. 130 in the ITF World junior rankings … Notable wins over junior World No. 35 Lara Escauriza and junior World No. 37 Morgan Coppoc … Represented Team Great Britain at the Nike Under-16s Youth Junior National Tennis Championships where she won her first national title … Played in the main draw at the Wimbledon Juniors Championships in 2016.

Born September 3, 1998 … Parents are Micheal Richardson and Lesley Jones … Majoring in business.

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