Men's Tennis to Host No. 12 Aggies, UNO
BATON ROUGE -- After coming off a big win against in-state rival Tulane, the 28th-ranked LSU men's tennis team are set to play No. 12 Texas A&M and the UNO Privateers Sunday at the W.T. 'Dub' Robinson Stadium.
LSU (4-2) knows that they must play at a high-level in order to upset the Aggies who are 7-5 on the season and coming off a big 6-1 victory over No. 45 TCU.
The Tigers will look to junior Olivier Borsos to lead the team on the top court against Texas A&M's 15th-ranked star Alexis Klegou.
In doubles, LSU is led by the 23rd-ranked duo of Borsos and freshman Chris Simpson. The Tigers will also depend on senior Neal Skupski and sophomore James Turbervill who look to stay undefeated on the season.
"With Texas A&M being ranked 12th in the nation and with our team on the rise, it should be a very competitive match," head coach Jeff Brown said. "I feel very confident going into it."
LSU last met the Aggies in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Championships where they dropped the match 4-0.
The UNO Privateers (1-1) have not had weather on their side this season, being postponed three times thus far.
With several players out of position in the ranks, the Privateers will look for spring add-ons Yoshikazu Ysa and David Malgrem to step up on Sunday.
The Texas A&M match is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with the UNO match to follow shortly after.
LSU will also be putting on a free crawfish boil for all fans on the side courts from 12-1 p.m on Sunday before the match. Free pizza will also be available.
Four Champions Club LSU baseball tickets will be given away during the Texas A&M match at the end of the doubles point. Admission is free.
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