The LSU men’s tennis team defeated Southern Miss 7-0, yesterday, Saturday, February 25 at the LSU Tennis Complex. Tigers will host UL-Lafayette at 12:00 p.m. and New Orleans at 5:00 pm Sunday, February 25 at the LSU Tennis Complex.
One free pizza will be provided during the UL-Lafayette match. As reported by the LSU website, Chen Dong and Welsh Hotard faced Alan Sanson and Alexander Gima in second place. The Tigers won 6-3. No. 24 pair Nick Watson and Stefan Latinovic faced Shamirul Shahril and Dakotah Bobo on No.
1 court. The two fought hard but fell 4-6. George Stoupe and Julien Penzlin paired up to compete against Saheb Sodhi and Olimjon Nabiev. The Tigers grabbed the double point with a 7-5 win. LSU took the lead 1-0. In first place, Latinovic faced Bobo.
The Tigers made quick work of the match, winning 6-1, 6-2. LSU’s score advanced to 2-0. Penzlin competed against Sodhi on court no. 5. The Tiger won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, making LSU’s score 3-0. In sixth place, Benjamin Ambrosio faced Pawin Jirapoomdaje, winning the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.
LSU’s lead advanced to 4-0. Hotard took the field against Nabiev in third place. The Tiger hit hard in the first set, 6-0. In the second set, Hotard won the match 7-6(2). LSU’s lead extended to 5-0. On court no. 2, Dong sued Shahril.
The first set went to the Golden Eagle 6-4, before Dong came back to tie the match 6-4 in the second set. In the 10-point tiebreaker, the Tiger secured the game 10-6 and brought the LSU score to 6-0. Stoupe competed against Sanson on court No.
4. The Tiger won the first set 7-6 (3) before winning the match 6-4 in the second set. LSU’s score was finalized at 7-0.
About the LSU
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The university was founded in 1853 in what is now called Pineville, as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU campus opened in 1926 and consists of more than 250 buildings built in the Renaissance style of Andrea Palladio.
In 2009, the university had 21,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduates in 17 locations. Many of LSU’s specialty schools, such as E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center have received national recognition in their respective fields of study.
The university is a recipient of grants such as Land-grant universities, Sea Grant Colleges and Space grant colleges, and is known for its many research facilities engaged in 800 projects sponsored by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The LSU athletic department has 20 teams in different sports (9 men’s and 11 women’s) and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southeastern Conference. Photo Credits: LSU website
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