Women's Tennis Moves to No. 36 in the Country
Communications Student Assistant
BATON ROUGE --- On the heels of its come-from-behind victory against No. 17 Tennessee Sunday, the LSU women’s tennis team improved to the 36th-ranked team in the country according to the latest rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday.
The Tigers jumped seven spots from the No. 43-ranked team after the first week of SEC play in which they split a pair of home matches against No. 10 Georgia and No. 17 Tennessee.
In the individual rankings, junior Jessica Golovin climbed 13 spots to the No. 67-ranked player in the country and joins freshman partner Eden Richardson as the No. 50 doubles tandem in the country. This is the first time in Golovin’s career to be ranked in both singles and doubles at the same time in a season.
Golovin is currently in the midst of a 13-match win streak and holds the team lead with an 11-0 dual singles record while Richardson has won her past eight matches in a row and has a team-high 20 singles victories dating back to the fall. Combined, the two have compiled an 8-3 doubles record, including a career-best win over the No. 8 pairing of Katarina Jokic and Mariana Gould Friday against Georgia.
LSU will face its first true road test of the season this weekend in Gainesville against the No. 22 Florida Gators Friday at 4 p.m. CT before travelling to Columbia, South Carolina to face the 11th-ranked Gamecocks Sunday at noon CT.
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