LSU's Chris Simpson
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Men's Tennis Returns to Action Against Vandy
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Published: March 03, 2012, 04:51 PM (CT)
by Ashley Amoss, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE - After a tough 5-1 loss on Friday to the 9th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, the Tigers look to bounce back on Sunday when they play host to their second SEC foe of the season, No. 48 Vanderbilt.

Looking for their first win in SEC play, LSU (6-3) has put the past behind them and is ready to move forward and learn from their mistakes.

"You always learn the most from your losses," head coach Jeff Brown said. "Vanderbilt is a quality team, and we look forward to getting out here tomorrow and playing a competitive SEC-style match."

LSU, currently ranked 17th in the nation, is led by No. 66 junior Olivier Borsos and senior Neal Skupski, who is coming off a big win over Kentucky's 16th-ranked Alex Musialek.

Both players will also play a key role in doubles. Borsos and partner Chris Simpson currently hold the No. 38 position in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings . The 39th-ranked duo of Skupski and James Turbervill will make their second appearance on the top court for the Tigers.

The Commodores (5-6) are led by Charlie Jones and Jeff Offerdahl. Coming off a close 4-3 loss against the No. 47 Arkansas Razorbacks, Vanderbilt is also hungry for their first SEC win of the season.

LSU leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt, 44-16. The teams last met in 2011 where the Commodores shut out the Tigers, 7-0.

The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT at the W.T. 'Dub' Robinson Stadium.

Be sure to follow @lsutennis on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis for updates on the Tigers and match play.

 

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