Borsos Wins Two Matches on Day 1 in Lafayette

by Sidney Kleinpeter
Borsos Wins Two Matches on Day 1 in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. – LSU sophomore Olivier Borsos captured two singles victories and junior Jordan Girdley notched a win in day one of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Invitational on Friday at Cajun Courts in Lafayette, La.

Borsos took down Ouachita Baptist’s Till Heilshorn 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in the first round of the flight A bracket. The Budapest, Hungary, native then sealed his spot in the semi-finals by defeating UL-Lafayette’s Ted Nilsson 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Girdley, who redshirted last season, won his first match as a Tiger, defeating Elliot Minvielle of UL-Lafayette in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Girdley then narrowly missed notching a spot in the flight B semi-finals, dropping a three-set, four-hour nail biter to Lamar’s Marton Harath 6-7, 7-6, 3-6.

Later in the afternoon, Girdley teamed up with teammate David Roberts to defeat Paulo Alvarado and Devin Harley of Southern Miss and Lamar, 8-3, to earn a spot in the doubles flight B semi-finals.

“Olivier (Borsos) had a big day and he was able to get a lot of confidence,” said LSU assistant coach Danny Bryan. “It was a good day for the team, and we are looking for all of the guys to continue to improve as we go forward.”

The UL-Lafayette Invitational will continue tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. (CT), with Borsos taking on Tulane’s Adam Bernstein and Roberts and Girdley matching up against the Tulane pair of Takuma Ohashi and Holger Norregaro.

University of Louisiana-Lafayette Invitational
Sept. 17-19
Lafayette, La.
Cajun Courts


Flight A
Jan Bermeister (Southern Miss.) def. Cody Loup (LSU), 4-6, 6-7
Olivier Borsos (LSU) def. Till Heilshorn (Oachita Baptist), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Adam Bernstein (Tulane) def. David Roberts (LSU), 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Olivier Borsos (LSU) def. Ted Nilsson (UL-Lafayette), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Flight B
Jordan Girdley (LSU) def. Elliot Minvielle (UL-Lafayette), 6-2, 6-3
Marton Harath (Lamar) def. Jordan Girdley (LSU), 6-7, 7-6, 3-6


Flight A
Yanick Mandl/Brandon Farine (UL-Lafayette) def. Cody Loup/Olivier Borsos (LSU), 4-8

Flight B
David Roberts/Jordan Girdley (LSU) def. Paulo Alvarado/Devin Harley (Southern Miss/Lamar), 8-3