Three Tennis Players in Bracket Finals at Rice

LSU's Roger Anderson
LSU's Roger Anderson
Steve Franz
Ashley Amoss
Ashley Amoss
HOUSTON -- Roger Anderson, Chris Simpson and James Turbervill highlighted a banner day for the LSU men's tennis team as all three advanced to their singles flight final Saturday at the Rice Invitational held at Jake Hess Stadium.
In flight C singles, Anderson came back from a 6-1 deficit against Arkansas' Victor Hoang to win back-to-back sets, while Turbervill took down Arkansas' Jovan Parlic in straight sets to earn a spot in the finals.
In flight B, Simpson won the first set 6-4, before Rice player Michael Nusslein went down with an injury.
In doubles, the Tigers also had a successful day. LSU won three of its four matches, two of them by a healthy 8-2 margin.
"We started off today doing better stuff in doubles and maintained our high level of play in singles to advance to the finals," head coach Jeff Brown said. "Both Bowtell and Knights came back today and won their matches as well. I am very pleased with our team's overall performance today. Tomorrow we need to get work done, win more matches and hopefully a couple of championships."
The Tigers will begin play Sunday at 10:00 a.m. CT.
Rice Fall Invitational
September 30 - October 2
Houston, Texas (Jake Hess Tennis Stadium)
Flight A Singles
Peter Frank (Rice) def. Stefan Szacinski (LSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Mark Bowtell (LSU) def. Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) 6-3, 6-0
Flight B Singles
Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Michael Nusslein (Rice) 6-4, 3-0 (inj def)
Tom Knights (LSU) def. Manfred Jeske (Arkansas) 6-4, 7-6
Flight C Singles
Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Victor Hoang (Arkansas) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
James Turbervill (LSU) def. Jovan Parlic (Arkansas) 6-4, 6-2
Flight D Singles
Jonathan Chang (Rice) def. Matt Zachary (LSU) 6-2, 6-2
Hall Fess (Arkansas) def. David Roberts (LSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Flight A Doubles
Stefan Szacinski/Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Isamu Tachibana/Andy Wang (Rice) 8-2
Mark Bowtell/Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Shaye Wali/Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) 8-5
Flight B Doubles
James Turbervill/Matt Zachary (LSU) def. Ethan Frenkel/Adam Bernstein (Tulane) 8-2
Matt Walters/Hall Fess (UA) def. Tom Knights/David Roberts (LSU) 8-5




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