Lara Tupper
Lara Tupper
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
High School: St Hildas

2017-18: Went 5-15 from the No. 1 singles spot… Ended the season with a 4-5 OVC singles record… Her five singles wins are tied for first… Teamed up with Ann-Christine Link in No. 1 doubles to win her lone doubles match of the season against Western Illinois Mar. 2

2016-17: Joined the team during the spring semester ... Helped the Cougars to a second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title ... Cougars won the regular season title for the first time with a 9-0 record in league play ... SIUE finished the season with a school-record 21 consecutive dual match victories ... Completed year with a 9-7 singles record, including a 5-5 record in No. 5 singles matches and a 3-1 mark in No. 6 singles matches ... Teamed with Callaghan Adams for a 5-5 record in doubles.

Prep: Completed at St Hildas ... Played an integral role in becoming the first team to win the school state championships and was the first team from her area to compete at the school national championships ... Playing tennis since she was 10 years old ... Started competing in open tournaments three years ago ... Career highlights include winning the 2015 Casino Open and placing as a semi-finalist in the Solinco Tour Beenleigh Open and the Sawtell Open Doubles in 2016 ... Took first place at the 2014 Gold Tournament in Kawana and the Solinco Series in the 14/Under Division ... Currently is ranked third in the state of Queensland and 16th overall in Australia for her age group.