Men's Tennis Tally Wins At Ragin' Cajun
LAFAYETTE, La. — All three of the LSU players in UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Classic advanced Friday to the second round of the tournament, but only one continued from there.
Cory Ross, the defending tournament champion and first seed, handily defeated Dave Baxendine of Arkansas Litte Rock and Nicholas Houard of UNO to move into tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
“Cory had a good day with two solid performances,” said LSU assistant coach Mark Booras. “It is good that he put two back to back like that, and tomorrow he has another tough match.”
Bryan Fisher won a grueling first round match, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, over ULL’s Mark Castellana, but withdrew from his second match.
“Fisher had a very tough first round,” Booras said. “It lasted three hours but it was really nice that he could pull that out.
“Danny Bryan had a good win in the first round, and I think he learned a little more about college tennis today and the intensity you need to compete at this level. The weather got the best of him, but we are looking forward to getting him in shape so he can compete at this level more consistently.”
Bryan beat Tulane’s Max LaCroix in the first round. He retired after battling cramps in the second set of. his second match.
Bryan will return to the court tomorrow with Ross in A division doubles. The duo, who won last week’s title in the Beau Holton Memorial tournament, received a first round bye and will begin play tomorrow.
RAGIN’ CAJUNS MEN’S TENNIS CLASSIC
Round of 32
(1) Cory Ross (LSU) def. Dave Baxendine (UALR) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1
Danny Bryan (LSU) def. Max Lacroix (Tulane) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Brian Fisher (LSU) def. Marc Castellana (ULL) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
(1)Cory Ross (LSU) v. Juanjo Martin (USM), 10:30 a.m.