Men's Tennis Dominates Day 1 at UL-Lafayette
LAFAYETTE, La. — Five singles players and two doubles teams representing the LSU men’s tennis team advanced at the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday.
“We had a successful day today,” LSU head coach Jeff Brown said. “Guys are making adjustments to their game. Their attitudes have been very good and we look forward to another solid day tomorrow.”
Carlsson picked up a big win against second-seeded Piotr Banas of UL-Lafayette in the second round. After taking a first-set lead, Carlsson was blanked in the second set, falling 6-0. The Uppsala, Sweden native showed great bounce-back ability in the third set by taking it with a 6-2 score.
After finishing doubles, Gauthier did not compete in the singles portion due to injury. Brown said Gauthier will be ready to continue doubles play Saturday.
Action will resume and end on Saturday. Singles play starts at 8:30 a.m.and doubles play at 3:30 p.m.
Ragin’ Cajun’s Invitational Results/Schedule
November 2-4, 2007
Day 1 Results
(1) James Cluskey (LSU) def. Vlad Popa (Nicholls), 6-4, 6-2
Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) def. Diego Machuca (USM), 6-2, 6-3
Piotr Olechowski (UL) def. Ryan Lissner (LSU), 6-4, 7-5
Andrew Poole (USM) def. (3) Julien Gauthier (LSU), (withdrew ? injury)
Ryan Lissner (LSU) def. Mario Janjic (Lamar), 7-5, 7-5
Cluskey/Gauthier (LSU) def. Krstevski/Wessinghage (USM), 8-4
Lissner/Tragardh (LSU) def. Mouline/Shetty (Nicholls), 8-1
Arendt/Poole (USM) def. Carlsson/Campbell (LSU), 8-5
Cluskey/Gauthier (LSU) def. Castro/Rufyikiri (Grambling), 8-3
Lissner/Tragardh (LSU) def. Delgado/Martins (ULL), 8-3