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Champs Qualify for Oracle ITA Fall Championships

Morgan Galvin
Morgan Galvin
Communications Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE -- The NCAA reigning women’s tennis doubles champions have qualified for the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. LSU’s Jessica Golovin and Eden Richardson will compete in the Surprise, Arizona, tournament beginning on Wednesday, November 7.

Richardson, who is No. 38 in preseason singles rankings qualified for a spot in the singles bracket.

The No. 7-ranked duo of Golovin and Richardson took the Southern Regional Championship doubles title in mid-October. Richardson earned a second championship as she also won the singles title.

The national tournament features 128 of the nation's top collegiate singles players (64 women and 64 men). The doubles competition will consist of 64 teams (32 men's teams and 32 women's teams).

This is the second year of the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, after replacing the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. This is the only event in collegiate tennis to feature players from all five divisions (NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO) of play.

The 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships will take place November 7-11, at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona.

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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