Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles

Freshman Rafael Wagner defeated Hawaii's Ruben Blattner, 6-3, 6-2, Tuesday
Freshman Rafael Wagner defeated Hawaii's Ruben Blattner, 6-3, 6-2, Tuesday
Steve Franz
Alissa Cavaretta
Alissa Cavaretta
Communications Student Assistant

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The LSU men’s tennis team continued its streak at the Rainbow Warrior Invitational as strong competition on the doubles court propelled seven individuals to secure singles matches Tuesday at the UH Tennis Complex.

The Tigers will wrap up the tournament against competitors from Duke at 1 p.m. CT Wednesday.

“A better doubles point today set us up for a strong singles performance,” head coach Jeff Brown said.

Senior duo Jordan Daigle and Justin Butsch swept the doubles rounds as they defeated both Hawaii duos in Felix Albert and Ruben Blattner and Marcel Chan and Eric Kenneth, 6-4.

Gabor Csonka and Julian Saborio also secured a victory against Hawaii pairs. In the first round, Csonka and Saborio defeated Fabian Woehrl and Spencer Travalino, 6-2. 

After falling in the first round, 6-3, to Marcel Chan and Eric Kenneth, Eric Samuelsson and Rafael Wagner bounced back with a 6-3 victory against Felix Albert and Ruben Blattner.

The Tigers followed by taking all seven individual wins on the singles courts.

Freshman Eric Samuelsson earned his first singles victory as a Tiger, defeating Fabian Woehrl, 6-2, 6-1.

Nikola Samardzic notched a 6-2, 6-4 win against Marcel Chan, and Rafael Wagner defeated Ruben Blattner, 6-3, 6-2. Agie Moreno secured a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Eric Kenneth.

After falling in the first set, Julian Saborio bounced back to take a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win against Spencer Travalino. Gabor Csonka also suffered a first set setback and rebounded to secure a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory against Igor Kolaric.

Justin Bustch earned a hard-fought 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) win against Felix Albert to round out the day for the Tigers.

For up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes access on the Tigers, fans can follow the LSU men’s tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.

2017 Rainbow Warrior Invitational
Jan. 9-11 at Honolulu, Hawaii (UH Tennis Complex)

January 10, 2017

Singles
Eric Samuelsson (LSU) def. Fabian Woehrl (Hawaii) 6-2, 6-1
Nikola Samardzic (LSU) def. Marcel Chan (Hawaii) 6-2, 6-4
Rafael Wagner (LSU) def. Ruben Blattner (Hawaii) 6-3, 6-2
Agie Moreno (LSU) def. Eric Kenneth (Hawaii) 6-1, 6-2
Julian Saborio (LSU) def. Spencer Travalino (Hawaii) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Gabor Csonka (LSU) def. Igor Kolaric (Hawaii) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Felix Albert (Hawaii) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles
Round One
Jordan Daigle/Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Felix Albert/Ruben Blattner (Hawaii) 6-4
Marcel Chan/Eric Kenneth (Hawaii) def. Eric Samuellsson/Rafael Wagner (LSU) 6-3
Gabor Csonka/Julian Saborio (LSU) def. Fabian Woehrl/Spencer Travalino (Hawaii) 6-2
Igor Kolaric/Chris Cajigan (Hawaii) def. Agie Moreno/Nikola Samardzic (LSU) 6-3

Round Two
Fabian Woehrl/Spencer Travalino (Hawaii) def. Agie Moreno/Nikola Samardzic (LSU) 6-4
Jordan Daigle/Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Marcel Chan/Eric Kenneth (Hawaii) 6-4
Eric Samuelsson/Rafael Wagner (LSU) def. Felix Albert/Ruben Blattner (Hawaii) 6-3
 Igor Kolaric/Chris Cajigan (Hawaii) def. Gabor Csonka/Julian Saborio (LSU) 6-4

 

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