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Golovin Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

For the second time this season, Jessica Golovin of the LSU women’s tennis team has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Golovin earned two singles wins over the weekend to help lead 15th-ranked LSU to a 5-2 victory over No. 26 Arkansas and 7-0 win over No. 59 Missouri.

The New York, N.Y. native and JMTA star defeated No. 83 Ana Oparenovic of Arkansas 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Friday. Golovin also teamed up with Joana Vale Costa to defeat Yuliya Lysa and Shannon Hudson, 6-1, on court one.

On Sunday, Golovin earned the win over Missouri’s Kelli Hine 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 on court two. With the victory, the freshman moved to 9-10 and 3-4 in conference.

Golovin and the Lady Tigers return to action at 4 p.m. Thursday against No. 6 Florida in Gainesville.