PRIOR TO LSU
Singles runner-up at Amarante Ladies Open in 2012 … Won doubles championship at both Cantanhede Ladies Open and Open Village Ladies Cup in 2012 … Won doubles title at AEGON Junior International Nottingham, Taca Diogo Napoles and Vila Do Conde Junior Tennis Cup in 2012 … Was singles runner-up in XVII International Junior Leiria in 2012 … Was a singles semi-finalist in both the Heraklion and the Portuguese All Ages National Championship in 2013 … Was a Portuguese National Singles Champion for Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 … Was a Portuguese National Doubles Champion for Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 … Reached a career high of No. 782 in WTA Singles rankings, No. 709 in WTA Doubles rankings and No. 251 in ITF Under 18 rankings … Attended high school at Escola Secundaria de Cascais.
Full name is Joana Rita Frazao Vale Costa … Born Oct. 31, 1995 … Daughter of Antonio and Rita Vale Costa … Has two brothers Tomas (23) and Filipe (26) … Brother Filipe played tennis for Graceland University (2005-09) … Chose LSU because of the support given by Coach Sell and Coach Boustani … Plans to major in Sport Administration.