Men's Tennis To Conclude Fall Season at Longhorn Invite
Communications Graduate Assistant
AUSTIN, Texas – The LSU men’s tennis team will wrap up its fall competition in the Longhorn Invitational at the Texas Tennis Center.
The competition will run from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11 and is slated as four different singles draws and four doubles draws.
LSU will send Joey Thomas, Nick Watson and Ruy Teixeira to face players from 16 other competing schools, including Auburn, Baylor, Iowa, Liberty, Louisville, Marquette, Miami, Rice, St. Edward’s, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Tyler Junior College, Tulane, Central Florida and Louisiana-Lafayette.
“This was our last week of team practice for the fall,” co-head coach Chris Brandi said. “The guys have done a nice job and a few of them get another chance to see where we are nationally. This is a tough event, so they will have to play well to win matches.”
LSU will begin the day in doubles competition. Thomas and Watson will pair to take on Central Florida’s Manoel Alencar and Alan Rubio in Flight B while Teixeira will join Texas’ Johnny Goodwin to face Dane Dunla and Stephen Madonia of Miami in Flight C.
After the conclusion of the first round of doubles play, the Tigers will move into singles action. In Flight A, Thomas will face Auburn’s Tim Dollman. Teixeira will compete against St. Edward’s Luis Diaz Argente in Flight C, and in Flight D, Watson will play Louisville’s Juan Paredes.
Following the singles round of 16, the quarterfinals will begin later that afternoon.
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.
November 9-11, 2018 • Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
Doubles Flight C Gold Quarterfinals
Ruy Teixeira (LSU)/Johnny Goodwin (Texas) vs. Dane Dunlap/Stephen Madonia (Miami), 9 a.m. CST
Singles Flight A Gold Round of 16
Joey Thomas (LSU) vs. Tim Dollman (Auburn), 10:30 a.m. CST
Singles Flight C Gold Round of 16
Ruy Teixeira (LSU) vs. Luis Diaz Argente (St. Edward’s), 12:15 p.m. CST
Singles Flight D Gold Round of 16
Nick Watson (LSU) vs. Juan Paredes (Louisville), 1:15 p.m. CST