Men's Tennis Travels to Knoxville to Face No. 22 UT
Communications Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - After recording its first conference win this season Friday evening, the LSU men's tennis team looks to take its momentum into a match against No. 22 Tennessee at noon Sunday in the Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Live stats are accessible at LSUstats.com, and there will be live updates on Twitter @LSUtennis.
Thoughts from the Co-Head Coach Chris Brandi
"Tennessee is having a really good year, and they have a lot of new guys," co-head coach Chris Brandi said. "I think if we come out like we did Friday against Alabama, it will be interesting. We want to be able to see how well we can do in the SEC this year, and we are excited to play them."
LSU has the overall advantage against the Tennessee Volunteers, 33-30-1. The two teams met last season in Baton Rouge at the LSU Tennis Complex. The Volunteers snagged the tight 4-3 match. Rafael Wagner is the only current Tiger who recorded a win in that contest, and he defeated current Tennessee sophomore Luca Wiedenmann.
The Tigers are 8-5 on the season and 1-2 in Southeastern Conference play after defeating Alabama Friday at the LSU Tennis Complex.
Gabor Csonka clinched the match for LSU in a thrilling 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory on court two. The win by Csonka marked his 14th of the year. The senior now holds a 5-5 overall record on court two.
Wagner also notched his team-best 16th win in the contest against the Tide. The sophomore holds a 16-4 overall record and is 7-3 on court three.
Shane Monroe recorded a win against No. 92 Mazen Osama on court one, and the junior dominated to take straight sets and earn his first win against a ranked opponent as a Tiger.
Notes on the Volunteers
Tennessee is 11-4 overall and 1-1 in conference, and the Volunteers are coming off of a 4-3 loss to North Carolina State University.
The Volunteers are led by No. 20 Timo Stodder who has a 21-6 overall record and is 9-2 on court one this season.
Preston Touliatos and Adam Walton hold 7-3 records on courts two and four, respectively.
In doubles play, the Volunteers are led by Touliatos and Walton on court one, who have a 6-2 record on the season and a 10-3 overall record.
Doubles pair Luis Valero and Touliatos sit at No. 73 in the ITA doubels rankings.
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.