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Women's Tennis Journeys to Baylor for H-E-B Invite

Chase Wales
Chase Wales
Communications Student Assistant

WACO, Texas -- The LSU women’s tennis team will compete in the H-E-B Invitational hosted by Baylor University beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Senior Ryann Foster, fresh off her Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American campaign in California, junior Jessica Golovin and freshmen Elyse Lavender and Eden Richardson will represent the Tigers in Waco. The group will compete against players from seven other programs, including TCU, Mississippi State and Kentucky.

All four Tigers will automatically advance to the singles round of 32 via first-round byes, with Foster ranked as the number-one seed in the tournament and Richardson and Lavender earning third- and fourth-seed rankings, respectively.

In doubles, Foster will team up with Lavender as the number-one seed while Golovin and Richardson will pair up to form the second-seeded tandem in the tournament.

Friday’s competition will begin with the first round of singles play at 9 a.m. followed by a tentative schedule of first-round doubles beginning at 10:30 a.m., second-round singles beginning at noon and second-round doubles beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Live video will be available for the six grandstand courts at www.baylorbears.com on all three days of competition, and live stats will be available on Sunday.

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.

H-E-B Invitational

Friday, October 6

Singles

Round of 64
No. 64 Ryann Foster (LSU) vs. BYE
Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs. BYE
Elyse Lavender (LSU) vs. BYE
Eden Richardson (LSU) vs. BYE

Round of 32
No. 64 Ryann Foster (LSU) vs. Karla de la Luz Montalvo (LATECH) at noon CT
Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs. Claudia Orvacova (LATECH) at noon CT
Elyse Lavender (LSU) vs. Yuna Ito (TYLER) at noon CT
Eden Richardson (LSU) vs. Maria Shishkina (TYLER) at noon CT

Doubles

Round of 16
Ryann Foster/Elyse Lavender (LSU) vs. Stevie Kennedy/Alexis Pereira (TCU) at 10:30 a.m. CT
Jessica Golovin/Eden Richardson (LSU) vs. Tamara Arnold/Kalani Soli (TYLER) at 10:30 a.m. CT

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