Men's Tennis Set for Clash With Vanderbilt
BATON ROUGE — The LSU men’s tennis team will take on 32nd-ranked Vanderbilt in its final home conference match of 2010 in W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium on Sunday at noon.
“Vanderbilt is having a good year,” LSU head coach Jeff Brown said. “They have a strong team with a good lineup. Our guys haven’t given up on the mission yet, so this is a big match for us to increase our chances of getting into the NCAA Tournament.”
LSU (5-13, 2-7 SEC) is looking to snap a six-match skid when the Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Leading the way for LSU is sophomore standout Neal Skupski at No. 34 in rankings with a 6-10 dual record.
Vanderbilt (12-8, 4-5 SEC) is led by Ryan Lipman and Vijay Paul at No. 37 and No. 114, respectively. Lipman owns an 11-8 record at the top court and Paul is 11-9 after splitting time between courts two and three.
In conference standings, LSU holds the fourth spot in the West with Vanderbilt taking the fifth spot in the East.
LSU leads Vanderbilt 44-14 in the all-time record, and the Tigers took the last meeting between the two teams in 2009, 4-3, in Nashville, Tenn.
The SEC match will be the last opportunity for LSU fraternities and sororities to participate in the attendance race for a chance to win a flat-screen TV and the winner of the 2010 Club Challenge will also be announced between doubles and singles competition. Admission to all home tennis matches is free.