Men's Tennis Begins Pre-Qualifying at ITA All-American

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Men's Tennis Begins Pre-Qualifying at ITA All-American

TULSA, Okla. — Five Tigers will represent the LSU men’s tennis team this weekend in the prequalifying round of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships held at the University of Tulsa.

Juniors Martel Campbell and Jon Tragardh will open the tournament in the first round on Saturday at 9 a.m. It will be the first action of the season for the two Tigers after each received a redshirt last season.

Sabastian Carlsson, Julien Gautheir and Jan Zelezny will begin play in the second round on Saturday as they each received a bye in the first round.

“Our players are going against some of the top players in the nation,” LSU head coach Jeff Brown said. “They are playing for a position on the team and giving us a chance to see what they got.”

Carlsson completed a successful debut as a Tiger two weeks ago by sweeping the singles competition at the Rice Invitational to take the A bracket title.

Kevin Dessauer and Colt Gaston will begin in the qualifying round on Monday, Oct. 1.

The doubles portion of the tournament will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and the only Tiger tandem participating will be Dessauer and Zelezny. The LSU duo compiled a 16-11 record last season.

Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships Schedule
Pre-Qualifying at Casha Hall Tennis Courts

September 29

First Round
Martel Campbell (LSU) vs. Andy Gerst (Cal Poly), 9 a.m.
Jon Tragardh (LSU) vs. Laurent Garcin (Nevada), 9 a.m.

Second Round at Case Tennis Center
Jan Zelezny (LSU) vs. (1) Houston Barrick (Virginia), 10 a.m.
Julien Gautheir (LSU) vs. (4) Ted Angelinos (Virginia), 11 a.m.
Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) vs. Simon Childs (Louisville) or Peter Zimmer (Arizona), 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 – Third and Qualifying Rounds Singles

Oct. 1 – First Round Singles
Oct. 2 – Second Round Singles, and First and Second Round Doubles
Oct. 3 – Third/Qualifying Round Singles and Doubles
Note: There is 1 round of consolation singles for 1st round losers on 10/2
Draw will be posted on Sept. 30

Main Draw
Oct. 4 – First and Second Round Singles, First Round Doubles
Oct. 5 – Third Round Singles, Second and Quarterfinal Rounds Doubles
Oct. 6 – Quarterfinal and Semifinal Singles, Semifinal Doubles
Oct. 7 – Championship Matches, Singles and Doubles
Note: There are full consolation draws for 1st round losers
Draw will be posted on Oct. 3