Men's Tennis to Open Home Slate Against Clemson
BATON ROUGE - For the LSU men's tennis team, the countdown to their first home match is finally over as they prepare to host the Clemson Tigers at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday at the W.T. "Dub" Robinson Stadium.
Coming off a big win against No. 25 Minnesota, LSU (2-1) looks to add another victory to the win column against Clemson (1-1).
"Clemson is a very talented team," head coach Jeff Brown said. "They have added a lot of depth from last year, and we will need to play our best to be successful. We are hoping to get a big crowd out there and come away with a win."
The Tigers are led by senior Tom Knights who is 2-0 in singles this season. The 68th-ranked junior Olivier Borsos is also playing well on the top court, clinching the match against Minnesota.
Freshman standout Chris Simpson is 2-1 on the season and clinched the first dual match of the year for the Tigers against Rice.
In doubles, the dynamic duo of senior Neal Skupski and sophomore James Turbervill are undefeated thus far on the season.
Local radio show "Sports Today" with Charles Hanagriff, Jimmy Ott and Derek Ponamsky of 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge will be broadcasting live at the stadium from 11-1 p.m. before the match.
Free pizza will also be provided at the start of the match.
LSU finished with a 9-3 home record last season and have an overall record of 311-66 since 1983 at the "Dub."
Live stats on the match will be available at www.lsusports.net/livestats.
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