Fans are admitted free to 'Dub' Robinson Stadium
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Tennis Opens Homestand Against Green Wave
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Published: February 23, 2012, 01:34 PM (CT)
Updated: February 24, 2012, 03:03 PM (CT)
by Ashley Amoss, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE --- The 28th-ranked LSU men's tennis team is set to kick off a five-match homestand, beginning with Tulane on Friday at the W.T. 'Dub' Robinson Stadium.
 
The Tigers (3-2) are looking to get back on the courts after a longer break than anticipated due to bad weather.
 
"Although the break has been a little longer than planned, we are looking forward to tomorrow's match," head coach Jeff Brown said. "The guys have been working hard, and we are looking forward to coming out strong and competing in front of a home crowd and beginning our five-match home streak."
 
With Tulane (4-3) coming off a 4-0 sweep of C-USA foe UCF, LSU must be ready to go on all cylinders.
 
The Tiger duo of senior Neal Skupski and sophomore James Turbervill will play a vital role in Friday's match as they look to stay undefeated in doubles play.
 
Junior Olivier Borsos will also play a key role as he hopes to bounce back after two straight single losses on court one.
 
The Tigers are 26-45-2 all-time against the Green Wave. The two teams last met in 2005 where the Tigers posted a 6-1 victory.
 
The match is scheduled to begin on Friday at 5 p.m. CT. Admission to the match is free. Free pizza will also be available.
 
For more information on the match and the team, follow LSU on Twitter @lsutennis or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.

 

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