Women's Tennis Goes Undefeated In Doubles On Day 1
New Providence, Bahamas --- The LSU women’s tennis team went undefeated in its opening doubles matches at the USTA College Invitational at Albany on Friday.
National champion duo sophomore Eden Richardson and senior Jessica Golovin took down the South Florida pair of Nicole Dzenga and Vanja Klaric, 8-6, to give them their first fall season win. Freshman Marina Hermanny de Figueiredo picked up her first LSU win alongside sophomore Luba Vasilyuk in an 8-4 victory against Evelyne Tiron and Janvhi Clark of South Florida.
Freshman Anna Loughlan also secured her first LSU win alongside senior Kennan Johnson. Loughlan and Johnson won 8-7(4) over NC State’s Anna Rogers and Claudia Wiktorin. Junior
The Lady Tigers picked up impressive singles wins throughout the day. Loughlan and Figueiredo earned their first singles victories for the team, defeating both of their opponents in straight sets in the opening rounds.
The women will play doubles in day two of the tournament on Saturday. Doubles play will start at 11 a.m. CST.
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USTA College Invitational at Albany
Friday, September 14
No. 7 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) def. Nicole Dzenga/ Vanja Klaric (USF), 8-6
Kennan Johnson/Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Anna Rogers/Claudia Wiktorin (NCSU), 8-7(4)
Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley (LSU) def. Liz Norman/Natalia Nikolopolou (NCSU), 8-3
Marina Figueiredo/Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) def. Evelyne Tiron/Janvhi Clark (USF), 8-4
No. 38 Eden Richardson (LSU) def. Ana Roman (USF), 6-2, 6-4
No. 66 Anna Rogers (NCSU) def. No. 64 Jessica Golovin (LSU), 7-5, 6-3
Anna Loughlan (LSU) def. Nicole Dzenga (USF), 7-5, 6-1
Taylor Bridges (LSU) def. Liz Norman (NCSU), 6-2, 6-3
Kennan Johnson (LSU) def. Amelie Boy (USF), 6-2, 6-4
Bianca Moldovan (NCSU) def. Luba Vasilyuk (LSU), 6-3, 6-3
Paris Corley (LSU) def. Selin Yaylali (USF), 6-4, 6-1
Marina Figueiredo (LSU) def. Natalia Nikolopolou (NCSU),6-3, 7-5
Anna Rogers (NCSU) def. Eden Richardson (LSU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Jessica Golovin (LSU) def.Vanja Klaric (USF), 3-6, 6-2, 6-
Alana Smith (NCSU) def. Anna Loughlan (LSU), 6-1, 6-4
Evelyne Tiron (USF) def. Taylor Bridges (LSU), 6-2, 6-4
Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs Bianca Moldovan (NCSU), 7-6, 6-4
Luba Vasilyuk (LSU), Alexandria Mjos (USF), 6-0, 7-5
Paris Corley (LSU) def. No. 114 Claudia Wiktorin (NCSU), 6-2, 6-1
Saturday, September 16
Kennan Johnson/Anna Loughlin (LSU) vs Amanda Rebol/Adriana Reami (NCSU)
Alexandria Mjos/Amelie Boy (USF) vs Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley (LSU)
Bianca Moldovan/Claudia Witkorin (NCSU) vs Jessica Golovin/Luba Vasilyuk (LSU)
Laura Pellicer/ Ana Roman (USF) vs Eden Richardson/Marina Figueiredo (LSU)
Kennan Johnson/Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) vs Vanja Klaric/Nicole Dzenga (USF)
Alana Smith/Anna Rogers (NCSU) vs Anna Loughlan/Paris Corley (LSU)
Eden Richardson/Taylor Bridges (LSU) vs Bianca Moldovan/Claudia Wiktorin (NCSU)
Laura Pellicer/Ana Roman (USF) vs Jessica Golovin/Marina Figueiredo (LSU)