Men's Tennis Finishes Day One in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — LSU’s men’s tennis team finished the first day of Tulane’s Beau Holton Memorial Invitational with two of three players still competing. Cory Ross advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament with two wins Friday and Danny Bryan recovered after a first-round loss to move to Saturday’s consolation quarterfinals.
“Cory picked up a couple of good wins,” said LSU head coach Jeff Brown. “He started slow in both of them but regrouped and got the job done. It’s really good for his confidence after coming back from injury so recently.”
Ross returned to the courts last week after missing early fall tournaments because of an injury. He beat Kai Scheldorn of Middle Tennessee State, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round then battled Christopher Rea of Southen Miss. Ross recovered after falling be hind in the first set to win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
He plays Hannu Piiroinen Saturday at 10 a.m.
Bryan beat Mark Lux of Southern Miss in his first consolation match, 7-6, 6-4. He will face Southern Miss’ Dylan Mazley at 9 a.m.
LSU’s Brandon Nicholson lost his first match to Juanjo Martin of Southern Miss, 6-3, 6-2. He withdrew from his consolation match to Greg Pollack of Middle Tennessee State.
“Danny and Brandon both competed hard,” Brown said.
Ross and Bryan will start doubles action tomorrow.
BEAU HOLTON MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL–FRIDAY RESULTS
Round of 16
Cory Ross (LSU) def. Christopher Rea (USM): 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Consolation Round of 16
Greg Pollack (MTSU) def. Brandon Nicholson (LSU): Walkover (Nicholson injured)
Danny Bryan (LSU) def. Mark Lux (USM): 7-6, 6-4
Cory Ross (LSU) v. Hannu Piiroinen (Tulane), 10 a.m.
Danny Bryan (LSU) v. Dylan Mazley (Southern Miss), 9 a.m.
Bryan/Ross (LSU) received bye