Richardson is knocked out of the first round, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), by No. 48 Miroshnichenko
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Richardson Falls in Singles Round of 64

Chase Wales
Chase Wales
Communications Student Assistant

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- LSU women’s tennis freshman Eden Richardson fell in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championships at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex Wednesday morning.

Loyola Marymount’s Veronica Miroshnichenko, ranked No. 48 in the country, defeated No. 53 Richardson via two consecutive tiebreaks, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to advance to the round of 32, ending Richardson’s outstanding freshman season.

Richardson concluded one of the most dominant freshman singles campaigns in program history with a 28-6 overall singles record with four wins over ranked opponents.

Richardson will return to the courts along with doubles partner Jessica Golovin Thursday to open the NCAA Division I Women’s Doubles Championships against FIU’s No. 24 pairing of Ulyana Grib and Maryna Veksler in the round of 32.

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NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championships

Wednesday, May 23

Round of 64
No. 48 Veronica Miroshnichenko (LMU) def. No. 53 Eden Richardson (LSU) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)

NCAA Division I Women’s Doubles Championships

Thursday, May 24

Round of 32
No. 24 Ulyana Grib/Maryna Veksler (FIU) vs. No. 29 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) at 1 p.m. CT

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