Justin

Butsch

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Tennis Player
Height: 5'10"
Class: Senior
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Kaplan College Prep
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

2017 All-SEC Second Team
2017 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2016 All-SEC Second Team
2016 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (March 19, 2014)

SENIOR SEASON (2016-17)
A mainstay on court two who wrapped his final season with second team All-SEC honors … Named to the All-Louisiana First team as he accumulated 21 singles victories … His 22 singles victories propelled him to 93 career wins on the singles court, placing him at No. 10 among the LSU all-time singles wins leaders … Wrapped his doubles career with a 76-54 record after spending time on all three courts throughout his four-year career … Clinched three matches, two against Southeastern Conference foes in No. 50 Auburn and Vanderbilt … Notched wins against four ranked opponents, including a straight-set victory against #14 Gustav Hansson of Ole Miss … Worked a court two victory as LSU earned its first win of the season as he defeated #77 Peter Betran, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the match … Recorded a straight-set win against #92 Elliot Orkin of Florida … Partnered with Jordan Daigle on court one in doubles to finish the season with an overall record of 17-12 … Collected six wins against ranked opponents, including Georgia’s #8 Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb, Auburn’s #15 Max Hinnisdaels and Conner Huertas, Texas A&M’s #23 AJ Catanzariti and Arthur Rinderknech, Kentucky’s #31 Beck Pennington and Enzo Wallart, Vanderbilt’s #52 Lachlan McPhee and Billy Rowe and Tulane’s #88 Sebastian Rey and Chi-Shan Jao … Competed in the first round of the NCAA Doubles tournament with Daigle … Finished the season ranked #27 in ITA Doubles and #82 in ITA Singles.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team and LSWA All-Louisiana First Team after competing mainly on court two during his third season … Saw action on the top three courts as he compiled a team-high 24 singles wins overall … Notched eight wins in conference play and a 15-7 dual record … Tied with Andrew Korinek for a team-high four clinched matches, two against Southeastern Conference foes Auburn and South Carolina … Notched a court two victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Rice’s Jamie Malik … Defeated ranked opponents in back-to-back matches against Texas A&M and Vanderbilt … Notched a win against Georgia’s 34th-ranked Wayne Montgomery … Reached the quarterfinals of the Cajun Classic during the tournament season after defeating No. 50 Alex Ghilea of Oklahoma, 7-5, 6-3 … Finished the season ranked 78th in the ITA rankings.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
Turned in a strong season for the Tigers as he competed in every dual tournament on courts two through six…Accumulated the largest win total on the team for the season with a 26-12 record…Recorded a ranked victory during tournament play at the Conference Challenge in College Station in October where he defeated then-No. 46 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M…Butsch and his doubles teammate Chris Simpson earned the most doubles victories on the team with a 19-9 record...Butsch will be a key piece for the Tigers moving forward.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after clinching four dual matches over ranked opponents and becoming an asset to the Tigers as a first-year player … Clinched LSU's first SEC win at Ole Miss and lifted the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over George Washington … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 19 … Tallied a 19-16 overall record as a newcomer … Went 11-10 in dual season singles matches with a 3-3 conference record … Improved in the lineup from court 5 to court 2 … Held a 3-1 record on court 3 and went 5-3 on court 5 …Went undefeated on two courts in SEC matches, going 2-0 on court five and 1-0 on court three … Went 16-16 in overall in doubles, which includes a 9-6 record on court 2 and a 5-3 record on court three … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Attended USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida ... International Tennis Federation Copa del Café Quarterfinalist ... Boy’s National Open Winner in the 14s and 16s divisions ... Attended Kaplan College Prep Online

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 7, 1995 in Miami, Florida ... Full name is Justin Oliver Butsch ... Nicknames are JB, Jr. … Son of Oliver Butsch and Mildred Munoz ... Chose LSU because the coaches, atmosphere and the work ethic in the program ... Majoring in mass communication.

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