Men's Tennis Completes Day 2 in Houston

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Men's Tennis Completes Day 2 in Houston

HOUSTON — The LSU men’s tennis team finished its second day at the Courtyard by Marriot/Rice Invitational on Saturday as they won five of their six matches.

The Tigers swept the singles competition while splitting their doubles matches.

“Everybody did a good of rebounding today and competing hard,” Associate Head Coach Mark Booras said. “The conditions and competition were tough but they pulled through their matches today.”

Kevin Dessauer and Sebastian Carrlsson claimed three-set victories in singles to punch their ticket to the finals of their respective flights.

Freshman Julien Gauthier won his first match as Tiger by defeating Honny Shin of Rice, 6-1, 6-4.

Jan Zelezny claimed his first victory of the season by breezing past Chong Wang of Rice in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles, Dessauer and Gauthier reached the finals of the A flight by taking out Tulsa’s duo of Andy Connelly and Ross Cunningham, 8-4.

The Tigers will wrap up tournament competition Sunday afternoon.

Courtyard by Marriott/Rice Invitational

Day Two Results
September 15, 2007

Singles

Flight A
#53 Kevin Dessauer (LSU) def. Will Gray (Tulsa), 7-5, 6-7, 6-3
Jan Zelezny (LSU) def. Chong Wang (Rice), 6-2, 6-4

Flight B
Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) def. Dennis Polyakov (Rice), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Julien Gauthier (LSU) def. Hoony Shin (Rice), 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

Flight A
Kevin Dessauer/Julien Gauthier (LSU) def. David Kuczer/Adolfo Solares (SMU), 8-4
Andy Connelly/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa) def. Sebastian Carlsson/Jan Zelezny (LSU), 8-4