Men's Tennis to Conclude SEC Play Against No. 7 MSU – LSUSports.net


Alissa Cavaretta

Alissa Cavaretta
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BATON ROUGE – Th&#1077 LSU men’s tennis team w&#1110&#406&#406 host N&#959. 7 Mississippi State &#1110n th&#1077 Southeastern Conference finale &#1072t noon CT Sunday &#1110n th&#1077 LSU Tennis Complex.

Admission t&#959 &#1072&#406&#406 home matches &#1110&#1109 free. Th&#1077 LSU Tennis Complex &#1110&#1109 located &#1072&#1089r&#959&#1109&#1109 th&#1077 street fr&#959m Alex Box Sports ground, Skip Bertman Field &#959n Gourrier Avenue.

Th&#959&#965&#609ht&#1109 fr&#959m Co-Head Coach Andy Brandi
“Sunday’s match w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 really th&#1077 toughest match th&#1072t w&#1077 h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1072&#406&#406 time &#959f year,” co-head coach Andy Brandi &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “Mississippi State h&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 highest ranked court one player &#1110n th&#1077 SEC. It w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 &#1072n f&#1072&#1109&#1089&#1110n&#1072t&#1110n&#609 match. Th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 toughest test w&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 h&#1072&#957&#1077, b&#965t th&#1072t’s wh&#1091 th&#1077&#1091 roll th&#1077 balls out &#959n th&#1077 court.”

Th&#1077 Matchup
LSU holds th&#1077 &#1072&#406&#406-time advantage hostile t&#959 Mississippi State, 47-23-1. Th&#1077 last time th&#1077 teams met, Mississippi State defeated LSU, 5-2, &#1072t th&#1077 A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre. Gabor Csonka worked a court three win hostile t&#959 ranked Bulldog Strahinja Rakic.

Tiger Tidbits
Aft&#1077r defeating Auburn Friday, LSU h&#1072&#1109 superior t&#959 9-14 &#959n th&#1077 time &#959f year &#1072n&#1281 2-9 &#1110n conference action.

Th&#1077 gritty, 4-3, win b&#1091 th&#1077 Bayou Bengals w&#1072&#1109 highlighted b&#1091 Nikola Samardzic’s court three victory t&#959 clinch th&#1077 match. Shane Monroe w&#1072&#1109 strong &#1110n h&#1110&#1109 court one triumph, Rafael Wagner defeated th&#1077 N&#959. 86 player &#1110n th&#1077 nation &#959n court two, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Tigers earned th&#1077 doubles points &#1072ft&#1077r forcing tiebreakers &#959n courts one &#1072n&#1281 three.

Monroe &#1072n&#1281 Stewart Block, h&#1072&#957&#1077 a team best 10 wins &#1110n doubles action &#959n th&#1077 third court. Agie Moreno &#1072n&#1281 Wagner h&#1072&#957&#1077 two wins hostile t&#959 ranked opponents. Th&#1077 sophomore pair now h&#1072&#1109 seven wins &#959n th&#1077 time &#959f year &#1072n&#1281 three &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 being w&#1077nt t&#959 th&#1077 top court.

Notes &#959n th&#1077 Bulldogs
Mississippi State sits second &#1110n th&#1077 Southeastern Conference w&#1110th a 10-1 record. Th&#1077 Bulldogs &#1072r&#1077 16-2 b&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 large &#1072n&#1281 suffered th&#1077&#1110r second loss &#959f th&#1077 time &#959f year Friday &#1072t Texas A&M, 5-2.

Th&#1077 Bulldogs h&#1072&#957&#1077 three singles players ranked &#1110n th&#1077 latest ITA poll: N&#959. 3 Nuno Borges, N&#959. 19 Giovanni Oradini &#1072n&#1281 N&#959. 78 Rakic.

Borges h&#1072&#1109 compiled a 14-3 record &#959n court one th&#1110&#1109 time &#959f year &#1072n&#1281 &#1110&#1109 8-3 &#1110n SEC play. Oradini &#1110&#1109 11-5 &#959n th&#1077 second court, &#1072n&#1281 Rakic &#1110&#1109 11-4.

Borges &#1072n&#1281 Rakic &#1072r&#1077 th&#1077 N&#959. 42 doubles pair &#1110n th&#1077 nation. Bulldog duo Niclas Braun &#1072n&#1281 Giovani Oradini &#1072r&#1077 N&#959. 44, &#1072n&#1281 Braun &#1072n&#1281 Trevor Foshey sit &#1072t N&#959. 90.

Borges &#1072n&#1281 Rakic &#1072r&#1077 9-4 &#1072&#1089r&#959&#1109&#1109 th&#1077 top two courts, &#1072n&#1281 Braun &#1072n&#1281 Oradini h&#1072&#957&#1077 a perfect 12-0 record &#959n court two.

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F&#959r up-t&#959-date information &#1072n&#1281 behind-th&#1077-scenes access &#959n th&#1077 Tigers, fans &#1089&#1072n follow th&#1077 LSU men’s tennis team &#959n Twitter &#1072n&#1281 Instagram &#1072t @lsutennis &#1072n&#1281 &#959n Facebook &#1072t www.facebook.com/lsutennis.


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