LSU's Tom Knights
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Men's Tennis Faces No. 9 Florida in Home Finale
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Published: April 07, 2012, 11:22 AM (CT)
Updated: April 07, 2012, 05:31 PM (CT)
by Ashley Amoss, Student Assistant SID

BATON ROUGE -- The 27th-ranked LSU men's tennis team looks to use the momentum from their big 4-3 win over South Carolina Friday to help propel them over No. 9 Florida in their last home match of the season Sunday.
 
This match will act as LSU's (12-9, 3-6 SEC) senior day. The Tigers will present their three seniors, Neal Skupski, Tom Knights and David Roberts, in what will be their final match at W.T. 'Dub' Robinson Stadium.
 
"Florida is among the four teams in SEC that are in the top-10 that we have played this year," head coach Jeff Brown said. "We had opportunities in the other matches, and we want to give ourselves a chance against Florida as well. It will be the seniors last home match so that will give us an extra boost."
 
LSU is led by No. 55 Olivier Borsos, 73rd-ranked Neal Skupski and No. 98 Chris Simpson.
 
In doubles, the Tigers are starting to find a groove with the LSU tandem of Neal Skupski and Chris Simpson at the top court. Roger Anderson and Olivier Borsos will pair together on court two, and Tom Knights and Stefan Szacinski will round out doubles play on court three.

Florida (13-7, 6-3 SEC) houses three ranked singles players and one ranked doubles team. No. 41 Bob van Overbeek, 49th-ranked Tripper Carleton and No. 71 Nassim Slilam play on the top three courts for the Gators.

In doubles, the Gators are led by the 10th-ranked duo of Bill Federhofer and Nassim Sillam.
 
The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT. Admission is free. Free pizza will also be available.
 
Live stats for this match will be available on lsusports.net.
 
Be sure to follow LSU on Twitter at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis for the latest information on the Tigers.
 

 

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