Golovin Set for NCAA Singles Championship

Jessica Golovin will compete for LSU in the NCAA Division I Single Championships, May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She will be joined by her Tigers teammate Joana Vale Costa, who was also selected.

“Joana and Jessica drew tough opponents in the first round, but they have been training hard and are ready to compete,” LSU co-head coach Michael Sell said. “Joana just missed out on being seeded but she looks to gain revenge on an incredible battle with her opponent from ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February.”

Golovin will play Fresno State sophomore Mayar Sherif Ahmed at 11 a.m. CT. The 2016 Mountain West Player of the Year, Ahmed is ranked 62nd in singles play. The Cairo, Egypt native posted a 30-11 record this season and owned a 7-7 record against ranked opponents.

Golovin was named to the All-SEC freshman team after compiling a 12-14 record in dual matches. Golovin played court two for LSU this season and faced off against 17 ranked opponents.

The New York, N.Y. native clinched LSU’s first round NCAA Tournament win over Columbi in Charlottesville, Virginia. Golovin clinched the Lady Tigers’ second round win in the SEC Tournament over Kentucky with a comeback victory as well as LSU’s first ever appearance in the ITA Team Indoor Championships

All matches of the singles championships shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches.