New Providence, Bahamas — The LSU women’s tennis team will begin the 2018-19 campaign at the Albany Tennis Academy in the Bahamas competing in the USTA College Invitational on Friday.
The inaugural event was cancelled due to hurricanes in 2017. The 2018 tournament includes two weekends, with the women’s first. The tournament lasts from Sept. 14-16 with a men’s tournament following the next weekend.
In addition to LSU, North Carolina State and University of South Florida will send representatives from their women’s tennis programs to compete while the men’s side of the tournament will feature Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Michigan.
The reigning national champion tandem of sophomore Eden Richardson and senior Jessica Golovin will open the fall season of doubles for the Lady Tigers. Golovin will face No. 66 Anna Rogers of North Carolina State to start singles play, joined by teammates Richardson, Anna Loughlan, Kennan Johnson, Luba Vasilyuk, Paris Corley and Marina Hermanny de Figueiredo.
“We are excited to start competing and take our first trip of the year,” co-head coach Julia Sell said.
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USTA College Invitational at Albany
Friday, September 14
No. 38 Eden Richardson (LSU) vs Ana Roman (USF)
No. 66 Anna Rogers (NCSU) vs No. 64 Jessica Golovin (LSU)
Anna Loughlan (LSU) vs Nicole Dzenga (USF)
Taylor Bridges (LSU) vs Liz Norman (NCSU)
Kennan Johnson (LSU) vs Amelie Boy (USF)
Bianca Moldovan (NCSU) vs Luba Vasilyuk (LSU)
Paris Corley (LSU) vs Selin Yaylali (USF)
Natalia Nikolopolou (NCSU) vs Marina Figueiredo (LSU)
No. 7 Eden Richardson/Jessica Golovin (LSU) vs Nicole Dzenga/ Vanja Klaric (USF)
Taylor Bridges/Paris Corley (LSU) vs Liz Norman/Natalia Nikolopolou (NCSU)
Marina Figueiredo/Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) vs Evelyne Tiron/Janvhi Clark ( …