No. 17 Men's Tennis to Open SEC Tournament as Sixth Seed

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No. 17 Men's Tennis to Open SEC Tournament as Sixth Seed

BATON ROUGE — The 17th-ranked LSU men’s tennis team earned the sixth seed in the Southeastern Conference Tournament and will face 11th-seeded Mississippi State Thursday at 8:30 a.m. CT at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center, the league office announced Sunday morning.

The conference tournament, which is hosted by Arkansas, will take place April 17-20 with the championship match coming on Sunday, April 20 at 1 p.m.

The LSU-Mississippi State match will open the tournament and the winner will face third-seeded Tennessee on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

The Tigers (13-7, 6-5 SEC) are coming off a 5-2 win at Arkansas on Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-11, 2-9 SEC) fell short of upsetting the seventh-ranked Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday as they fell by a 4-3 decision.

LSU defeated Mississippi State on April 5 in Starkville, Miss., by a 5-2 score.

SEC regular-season champion Georgia earned the top seed for the third-straight year and will face the winner of the ninth-seeded Arkansas and eighth-seeded Vanderbilt match.  The Bulldogs have won the tournament the past two seasons.

SEC West Champion Ole Miss earned the second seed and will battle the winner of the 10th-seeded Kentucky and seventh-seeded Auburn match.

Third-seeded Florida will take on the winner of the 12th-seeded South Carolina and fifth-seeded Alabama match.