Tennis Collects Six More Wins at Challenge
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The LSU men's tennis team picked up six wins during singles play Saturday on day two at the Conference Challenge hosted by Texas A&M at George P. Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Tennis Complex.
Six different Tigers earned a win on the day that featured two rounds of singles matches.
"It was very encouraging because everybody fought hard," LSU head coach Jeff Brown said. "The level that Tam Trinh played at was encouraging. Roger Anderson is continuing to build momentum. We will have a lot of options going into the spring to fill out our lineup."
No. 58 Chris Simpson was one of four Tigers to earn a first-round win. Simpson defeated SMU's Mischa Nowicki in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Trinh beat highly-touted Texas A&M freshman Harrison Adams, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, and fellow LSU freshman Boris Arias saved five match points as he rallied to beat Oklahoma's John Harry Warden in three sets, 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-2. Joe Hill picked up a win when Oklahoma's Larry Formentera retired when trailing Hill 4-0 in the first set.
LSU will wrap up play at the Conference Challenge with third round action Sunday in both doubles and singles. Doubles play will begin at 9 a.m. CT, and singles will follow at 10:15 a.m.
Matchups will be announced prior to the start of competition Sunday morning.
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2012 Conference Challenge hosted by Texas A&M
College Station, Texas - George P. Mitchell Tennis Center/Omar Smith Tennis Complex
Saturday, October 27
Singles First Round
#58 Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU), 6-2, 6-2
Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Harrison Adams (Texas A&M), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Boris Arias (LSU) def. John Harry Warden (OU), 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-2
Joe Hill (LSU) def. Larry Formentera (OU), 4-0 retired
Tim Kopinski (Illinois) def. Roger Anderson (LSU), 6-3, 7-6(2)
Julian Childers (Illinois) def. Harrison Kennedy (LSU), 7-5, 6-1
Behzad Minavi (Texas A&M) def. Will Suk (LSU), 6-0, 6-2
Jordan Szabo (Texas A&M) def. Mark Bowtell (LSU), 6-3, 7-6(12)
Singles Second Round
Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU), 6-3, 6-2
Harrison Kennedy (LSU) def. John Harry Warden (OU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Jeremy Efferding (Texas A&M) def. #58 Chris Simpson (LSU), 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M) def. Boris Arias (LSU), 6-1, 6-2
Behzad Minavi (Texas A&M) def. Joe Hill (LSU), 6-1, 6-7, 7-5
Jared Hiltzik (Illinois) def. Tam Trinh (LSU), 6-2, 6-3
Alex Jesse (Illinois) def. Mark Bowtell (LSU), 6-2, 6-3
Schedule of Play:
Sunday, October 28
9 a.m. - Doubles Third Round
10:15 a.m. - Singles Third Round