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Women's Tennis Ends SEC Play at Tennessee

Chase Wales
Chase Wales
Communications Student Assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- The LSU women’s tennis team will compete in its final match of the regular season against the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers at Barksdale Stadium Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.

The Tigers (13-8; 6-6 SEC) had their chances at an upset over No. 2 Georgia on Friday, but couldn’t capitalize on an early lead and will look to bounce back against Tennessee (16-10; 3-9 SEC).

The Volunteers had a strong start to the season, winning 13 of their first 14 nonconference matches, but have faltered during their tough SEC schedule with only three conference wins.

The Tigers are in need of a road win to end the season and head into the SEC tournament with some positive momentum, but Tennessee boasts a solid 11-5 record at home and LSU will need to overcome its road struggles to take home a win.

Sophomore Jessica Golovin and freshman Jade Lewis lead the team with 13 dual wins apiece, followed by junior Ryann Foster and senior Joana Valle Costa with 12 and 11, respectively.

Skylar Holloway picked up a huge win for the Tigers against Georgia, defeating No. 112 Mariana Gould for her highest-ranked win of the season, snapping an extended singles slump for the senior, who is rounding into strong form in singles and doubles at just the right time.

Tennessee’s lone ranked player is No. 59 Brittany Lindl, a senior with a 5-8 record on court one this season.

The Volunteers are coached by Alison Ojeda in her first season with the team.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

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