Three Tennis Tigers Advance in Futures Qualifying

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Three Tennis Tigers Advance in Futures Qualifying

IRVINE, Calif. — Sebastian Carlsson, James Cluskey and Michael Venus of the LSU men’s tennis swept the first day of qualifying rounds at the Irvine Pro Futures Tournament.

The Tigers posted a 3-0 mark, winning all matches in straight sets.

Kicking off his sophomore campaign, Carlsson defeated Anthony Gomez, 6-3, 6-1. The 2008 Louisiana Freshman of the Year will continue play as he moves on to face Ben Rogers, who won his first match, 6-4, 6-4.

Cluskey defeated Andrea Cazzaro, 6-1, 6-1. The 6-6 senior will advance to compete against Juan-Andres Gomez. Gomez defeated first-round opponent Jordan Colman by a 6-3, 6-2 mark.

Venus, who finished last season ranked No. 31, opened his senior campaign by defeating Daniel Andrus, 7-6 (10-8), 6-2. The Louisiana Newcomer of the Year will advance to the second day of qualifying rounds in a match against Logan Mackenzie. Mackenzie posted a 6-3, 7-6 mark against opponent Cameron Spearman in the first round of play.

Qualifying rounds will continue Saturday and last throughout the day.

Racquet Club of Irvine Pro Futures Qualifying
Irvine, Calif.
Sept. 19-21, 2008
All times Central

Qualifying Round of 128
Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) def. Anthony Gomez (USA), 6-3, 6-1
James Cluskey (LSU) def. Andrea Cazzaro (ITA), 6-1, 6-1
Michael Venus (LSU) def. Daniel Andrus (USA), 7-6 (10-8), 6-2

Qualifying Round of 64
Sebastian Carlsson (LSU) vs. Ben Rogers (USA), 3 p.m.
James Cluskey (LSU) vs. Juan-Andres Gomez (ECU), 4 p.m.
Michael Venus (LSU) vs. Logan Mackenzie (NZL), 4 p.m.