LSU Women's Tennis BIO
Ryann Foster
Player Profile:
Ryann Foster 2394342
Height: 5'11"
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Sunrise, Fla.
High School: Broward Virtual School
Other College: Texas
Major: Nutrition and Food Science
Born: 07/23/1996

2017 ITA Doubles All-American
2017 Second Team All-Louisiana
2016 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Led the team in both singles and doubles victories with 27 overall singles wins and 19 overall doubles wins … Compiled a 16-7 dual singles record with four wins over ranked opponents including No. 35 Sadie Hammond, No. 64 Madison Harrison and No. 96 Christina Rosca … Rallied off three straight wins to advance past the pre-qualifying stage at the Riviera Women's ITA All-American Championships and advanced to the consolation round of 16 in the qualifying stage ... Had a team-best 11-match win streak in which she went unbeaten across courts two and three in the months of January and February … Finished the season as the No. 16-ranked doubles team along with partner Joana Valle Costa … Compiled a 9-10 dual doubles record playing on court one … Had a pair of top-10 doubles wins over No. 8 Alizee Michaud and Taylor Russo of Auburn and No. 7 Rachel Pierson and Rutuja Bhosale of Texas A&M … Valle Costa and Foster became the first LSU doubles pairing since 2009 to qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championships and the first pairing in program history to reach the NCAA doubles semifinals … Named a 2017 ITA Doubles All-American along with Valle Costa for the deepest postseason doubles run in school history … Named to All-Louisiana Second Team … Earned her second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Began her first dual season at LSU on a 15-match win streak … Finished the SEC schedule with a 6-6 record in conference … Named to the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year … Secured a ranked win over No. 102 Paige Cline of South Carolina 6-1, 7-5 … Clinched LSU's win over Missouri on court three 6-4, 6-3 against Brianna Lashway … Provided a crucial point in the Lady Tigers' win over No. 26 Arkansas 6-1, 6-2 against Shannon Hudson … Took down No. 51 Anastasia Rentoulli of Mississippi State 6-4, 6-3 … After dropping the first set, fought back to defeat No. 73 Tea Jandric 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the win over No. 27 Ole Miss … Dominated Joanna Nena Savva 6-2, 6-1 for the first singles point against Alabama … Defeated No. 89 Kelsey Laurente 6-1, 6-3 for a crucial point in LSU's win over No. 10 Oklahoma State at the ITA Indoor Championships … Defeated Alex Najarian of No. 12 Michigan 6-4, 6-1 at indoors … Partnered with Joana Vale Costa to defeat No. 35 Kendall/ and Paige Hourigan of Georgia Tech during the final of the ITA Kickoff Weekend … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred from the University of Texas … Named to the athletic director's honor roll at Texas her freshman year … Ranked as high as 869 in singles and 953 in doubles in the WTA rankings … Was the top ranked player in Florida women's singles and won national championships in 14s and 12s in singles and doubles … Won two summer ITA events in singles during the summer of 2014 … The 2015 ITA summer event winner at the Collegiate Clay Court Championship … Reached the semifinal of the 15K pro event in Columbia and the quarterfinal of the 10K pro events in Lima, Peru and Guadeloupe.

PERSONAL
Born July 23, 1996 … Parents are Robert and Laura Foster … Has one older brother – Rob … Mother played tennis collegiately and father is a former PGA professional … Majoring in nutrition and food science.

 

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