Men's Tennis to Host Sunday Doubleheader
BATON ROUGE, La. – The 37th-ranked LSU men’s tennis team (4-2) returns to the court after a 4-3 win over No. 75 North Florida Friday for a doubleheader against Stetson and Lamar Sunday at the LSU Tennis Complex.
The full day of tennis begins at noon against Stetson and concludes at 5 p.m. against Lamar. Fans who attend the first match will receive a $4 ticket voucher to the LSU baseball game at 1 p.m. against Sacramento State across the street at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
“We are going to have to show up a lot stronger and keep improving Sunday,” Head Coach Jeff Brown said. “Saturday is another day to improve based on what we see in film and make the guys understand how important every match is. I don’t think some of the guys thought Friday’s match had the potential to go the way that it did.”
In the victory over North Florida, LSU managed to clinch the doubles point with victories on courts one and three. Andrew Korinek and Gabor Csonka teamed up to get the first win in doubles on three. Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle, the 17th-ranked doubles team in the country, earned a 6-3 win on court one to clinch the doubles point.
The success in doubles translated to singles as Daigle, Csonka and Korinek led the way for LSU with wins. Daigle defeated Julian Bradley on court one 6-2, 6-1 to improve to 5-1 this spring.
Csonka earned a 6-0,6 -1 over Jonathan Deautriell on court four. Korinek clinched the match for the Tigers over UNF with a thrilling three-set match over Zach Goldberg. Korinek defeated Goldberg 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and is now 4-2 on the season.
Lamar is 5-2 so far this season and on a four-match win streak heading into Baton Rouge. The Cardinals are led in the lower half of their singles lineup as courts four through six have 14 wins so far this season.
Stetson is 3-4 this season with victories over Florida A&M, Florida Southern and Bethune-Cookman. The Hatters are led by Locic Blanco on court one. Blanco is 4-2 during the dual season and is on a three-match win streak.
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