Men's Tennis Travels to Southern Intercollegiate

by Sidney Kleinpeter
Men's Tennis Travels to Southern Intercollegiate

BATON ROUGE – Four members of the LSU men’s tennis team are hitting the road for the second time in as many weeks as they travel to Athens, Ga., for the 43rd annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships Sept. 24-27 at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Senior Cody Loup, junior David Roberts, junior Jordan Girdley and sophomore Olivier Borsos will represent the Tigers at the flighted tournament.

Loup and Borsos will compete in the flight B singles draw, while Roberts and Girdley will take the court in flight C. The Tigers will also compete in the flight B doubles portion of the tournament, with Loup and Borsos teaming up in one bracket and Roberts and Girdley making the other pair.

“We hope these guys can continue to build off of last week,” said LSU head coach Jeff Brown. “This will be a good test for them as they continue to gain experience and we are looking forward to a good weekend.”

All four traveled to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Invitational last weekend, with Borsos advancing to the flight A singles final and the tandem of Girdley and Roberts advancing to the flight B doubles final.

The Tigers are one of 34 teams that will be represented at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, which is the oldest fall tournament in the country.

The other teams with players participating are Alabama, UAB, Campbell, Central Florida, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Davidson, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee State, Elon, Florida, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Liberty, Lipscomb, Memphis, Mercer, Miami, Middle Tennessee State, UNC Wilmington, Radford, Samford, South Carolina, South Florida, Stetson, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt, Winthrop and Wofford.