LSU's James Turbervill
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Men's Tennis Heads to Auburn for Shot at Sweep
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Published: March 10, 2012, 02:08 PM (CT)
by Ashley Amoss, Student Assistant SID

AUBURN, Ala. - The LSU men's tennis team will make the short drive from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Auburn, Ala., where they will face the 27th-ranked Auburn Tigers on Sunday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
 
Coming off a big 5-0 victory over Alabama, LSU (8-3, 2-1 SEC) hopes to make the weekend complete with a win over Auburn (11-4, 1-2 SEC).
 
"This is a very strong Auburn team," head coach Jeff Brown said. "They have done well so far this season. We are looking to build off our confidence from Alabama and carry it into tomorrow."
 
No. 66 Olivier Borsos will lead the Tigers on the top court in singles as well as in doubles with freshman Chris Simpson. The 39th-ranked duo of Neal Skupski and James Turbervill will also have to make an impact on Sunday in order for the Tigers to be successful.
 
Auburn captured its first SEC win on Friday, taking down No. 36 Arkansas, 5-2. Senior Alex Stamchev and sophomore Lucas Lopasso will be the difference makers in the match. Stamchev is 13-2 in dual match play this season, including 3-0 in SEC play.  Lopasso owns a 9-3 record and looks to rebound off a loss to Arkansas' Mike Ward.
 
The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
 
The Tigers currently lead the all-time series against Auburn 31-14. The two teams met twice in 2011, splitting the matches at one a piece.
 
Be sure to stay up-to-date on the Tigers by following the team on Twitter at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.

 

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