Andry, Butsch Secure Wins in SEC Classic Final Day
Andry took a straight-set, 6-2, 6-1, contest against Alabama’s Hayes Brewer in the John Stimpson draw to collect his second singles win of the weekend, and 48th-ranked Butsch worked a hard-fought match to secure a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win against Arkansas’ Adam Sanjurjo in the Francisco Rodriguez draw.
The SEC Coaches Classic concluded the Tigers fall season, and the team will return to action Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Rainbow Warrior Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“We played a bunch of matches this week, which is what we needed,” head coach Jeff Brown said. “Now, all of our attention turns to preparing for the dual season.”
Freshmen Agie Moreno and Rafael Wagner suffered straight-set losses in the Francisco Rodriguez draw. Moreno fell to Florida’s Chase Perez Blanco 0-6, 2-6, and Wagner dropped his match, 3-6, 2-6 to Auburn’s Max Hinnisdaels.
After securing two wins earlier in the weekend In the Jeff Robinson draw, Nikola Samardzic pushed his final match to a first set tiebreaker, but Auburn’s Conner Huertas defeated the sophomore 7-6(3), 6-1.
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2016 SEC Coaches Classic
Nov. 4-6 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama Tennis Center)
Jeff Robinson Draw
Conner Huertas (Auburn) def. Nikola Samardzic (LSU), 7-6(3), 6-1
Francisco Rodriguez Draw
Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Adam Sanjurju (Arkansas), 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Chase Perez Blanco (Florida) def. Agie Moreno (LSU), 6-0, 6-2
Max Hinnisdaels (Auburn) def. Rafael Wagner (LSU), 6-3, 6-2