LSU Men's Tennis BIO
Justin Butsch
Player Profile:
Justin Butsch 1752045
Height: 5'10"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Kaplan College Prep
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 01/07/1995

2016 All-SEC Second Team
2016 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Freshman of the Week (March 19, 2014)

Earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team and LSWA All-Louisiana First Team after competing mainly on court two during his third season … Saw action on the top three courts as he compiled a team-high 24 singles wins overall … Notched eight wins in conference play and a 15-7 dual record … Tied with Andrew Korinek for a team-high four clinched matches, two against Southeastern Conference foes Auburn and South Carolina … Notched a court two victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Rice’s Jamie Malik … Defeated ranked opponents in back-to-back matches against Texas A&M and Vanderbilt … Notched a win against Georgia’s 34th-ranked Wayne Montgomery … Reached the quarterfinals of the Cajun Classic during the tournament season after defeating No. 50 Alex Ghilea of Oklahoma, 7-5, 6-3 … Finished the season ranked 78th in the ITA rankings.

Turned in a strong season for the Tigers as he competed in every dual tournament on courts two through six…Accumulated the largest win total on the team for the season with a 26-12 record…Recorded a ranked victory during tournament play at the Conference Challenge in College Station in October where he defeated then-No. 46 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M…Butsch and his doubles teammate Chris Simpson earned the most doubles victories on the team with a 19-9 record...Butsch will be a key piece for the Tigers moving forward.

Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after clinching four dual matches over ranked opponents and becoming an asset to the Tigers as a first-year player … Clinched LSU's first SEC win at Ole Miss and lifted the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over George Washington … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 19 … Tallied a 19-16 overall record as a newcomer … Went 11-10 in dual season singles matches with a 3-3 conference record … Improved in the lineup from court 5 to court 2 … Held a 3-1 record on court 3 and went 5-3 on court 5 …Went undefeated on two courts in SEC matches, going 2-0 on court five and 1-0 on court three … Went 16-16 in overall in doubles, which includes a 9-6 record on court 2 and a 5-3 record on court three … Earned his first varsity letter.

Attended USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida ... International Tennis Federation Copa del Café Quarterfinalist ... Boy’s National Open Winner in the 14s and 16s divisions ... Attended Kaplan College Prep Online

Born Jan. 7, 1995 in Miami, Florida ... Full name is Justin Oliver Butsch ... Nicknames are JB, Jr. … Son of Oliver Butsch and Mildred Munoz ... Chose LSU because the coaches, atmosphere and the work ethic in the program ... Majoring in mass communication.


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