Men's Tennis Continues to Advance at ITA All-American

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Men's Tennis Continues to Advance at ITA All-American

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The LSU men’s tennis team picked up big wins Saturday to advance in the second day of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships. The Tigers are pushing their way to the top of the pre-qualifying bracket after winning four of five singles and doubles matches.

Freshman Danny Bryan beat Florida State’s Jonathan Sucupira in his third round match, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-2.

“Danny raised his level of play today,” said LSU head coach Jeff Brown. “He has been definitely shown improvement.”

Ken Skupski beat Amanjot Singh of UL-Lafayette, 6-4, 6-1. Things will get tougher for Skupski, who had his closest match of the tournament Saturday. Next he plays Lewis Smith of national power Vanderbilt.

“Vanderbilt was a national finalist last year,” Brown said.

In the first day of doubles play, the Tigers picked up two wins. Bryan and partner Brandon Nicholson won their first match, , 8-6, over Joe Bassett and Chip Webb of Florida State. They fell in the second round, 9-8(4), to Richard Dasek and Erik Nyman of BYU. Skupski and Colt Gaston earned a bye then beat Tim Bradshaw and Christian Hand of BYU, 8-6.

The Tigers try to extend their stay in Chattanooga tomorrow with matches beginning at 9 a.m.


Ken Skupski def. Amanjot Singh (UL-Lafayette), 6-4; 6-1
Danny Bryan def. Jonathan Sucupira (Florida State), 7-6(7); 3-6; 6-2

First Round
Danny Bryan/Brandon Nicholson def. Joe Bassett/Chip Webb (Florida State), 8-6
Ken Skupski/Colt Gaston, bye

Second Round
Richard Dasek /Erik Nyman (BYU) def. Danny Bryan/Brandon Nicholson, 9-8(4)
Ken Skupski/Colt Gaston def. Tim Bradshaw/Christian Hand (BYU), 8-6