Men's Tennis Travels to Alabama
Communications Student Assistant
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The LSU men’s tennis team travels to Alabama to face the Crimson Tide Sunday at 1 p.m. CT at the Alabama Tennis Stadium.
Fans can follow the match at www.lsustats.com and on Twitter @lsutennis.
Thoughts from Coach Brown
“In recent years our matches against Alabama have come down to the wire,” head coach Jeff Brown said. “This is the case with a lot of SEC matches, but particularly with Alabama. This is a pivotal match. We are very eager to continue our recent form and continue our streak as we compete Sunday.”
LSU currently has a 5-9 record on the season and is 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference while Alabama is 6-11 and 0-5 in the conference.
The Tigers have a 42-27-1 overall record against the Crimson Tide. Last season the Tigers fell in a close 4-3 match at the LSU Tennis Complex. Justin Butsch recorded a 7-5, 6-3 win against Becker O’Shaughnessey on court three.
Notes on the Tigers
Jordan Daigle is ranked No. 43 and is currently on a five-match win streak. He sits at 7-2 on the dual season and has notched three consecutive wins against ranked opponents.
Senior Justin Butsch is ranked No. 41 and sports a 7-2 record on court two. He has 16 wins overall the season. Butsch and Daigle are 5-3 on the season in doubles.
Notes on the Crimson Tide
Alabama has two players in the singles rankings—Mazen Osama sits at No. 41 and Thibault Cancel is No. 103. In doubles, Osama and partner Spencer Richey are ranked No. 66.
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 www.facebook.com/lsutennis.