Doubles Team Edged at Oracle/ITA Masters

by Ellen Farmer
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Doubles Team Edged at Oracle/ITA Masters

MALIBU, Calif. – LSU’s Jordan Daigle and Boris Arias fought hard to push the match to a third set but ultimately fell 6-4, 3-6, 11-9,  to Notre Dame’s Alex Lawson and Quentin Monaghan in the opening round of the Oracle/ITA Masters Invitational. 

“We just got off to a slow start which really hurt us,” Assistant Coach Danny Bryan said. “We were rusty, but once we got back into the swing of things we picked it up and played some really good tennis.” 

The duo improved in the second set, winning 6-3, to send the match into a tiebreak. In a grueling back and forth third set, the Fighting Irish edged out the Tigers. 

Arias and Daigle will play in the consolation bracket Saturday against Baylor’s Julian Lenz and Max Tchoutakian who were ranked No.15 in the Oracle/ITA preseason polls. Lenz and Tchoutakian were defeated, Friday, by Florida State’s Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez who were ranked 7th in the preseason. 

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