LSU's Chris Simpson
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Simpson Named SEC Tennis Player of the Week
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Published: February 26, 2014, 12:56 PM (CT)
by Bria Turner, Student Assistant SID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU men’s tennis junior Chris Simpson was named SEC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday after winning five consecutive singles and doubles matches since Feb. 8.

Simpson is 6-1 in singles with his lone loss coming from the current No. 15 singles player in a hard-fought three-set match. Simpson and doubles partner Boris Arias are 7-1, and their only loss is a 6-4 fight with the current No. 5 doubles team.

Simpson and Arias defeated the No. 13 doubles team on February 21 and the No. 26 team on February 9 and climbed in the rankings to No. 20 in the February 25 ITA rankings.

LSU returns to action on Friday when the Tigers host No. 25 Kentucky and UNO for a doubleheader. The Tigers are also home on Sunday to welcomes No. 14 Vanderbilt to Baton Rouge.

For up-to-date information and behind the scenes access on the Tigers, fans can follow the LSU men’s tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at


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