Men's Tennis Seniors Named to All-Louisiana Team
BATON ROUGE –After being named to the All-SEC Second Team earlier this month, seniors Jordan Daigle and Justin Butsch were named to the 2017 LSWA All-Louisiana Men’s Tennis First Team Sunday after compiling strong performances on the top two courts this season.
Daigle owns a 12-13 record, including nine wins on court one. The Lafayette, Louisiana native is No. 35 in the ITA Singles Rankings and has notched wins against seven ranked opponents throughout the season, including No. 8 Alfredo Perez (Florida), No. 16 Will Bushamuka (Kentucky), No. 32 Timo Stodder (Tennessee), No. 52 Gabriel Freidrich (South Carolina), No. 54 Daniel Valent (Vanderbilt), No. 55 Sasha Gozun (South Florida) and No. 70 Ryan Peniston.
Butsch has a 23-12 overall record this season and is ranked No. 74 in the ITA Singles rankings. The Miami, Florida native was 7-5 on the season in SEC play and recorded wins against five ranked opponents. He has etched his way into the LSU all-time singles wins record as he sits in sole possession of 10th all -time with 93 career singles victories
The seniors paired to play the No. 1 doubles court this season for the Tigers. They notched a 16-11 overall record, including six wins against ranked opponents. The duo is currently ranked 26th in the nation.
They will wrap up their career at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships, beginning May 24 as Daigle will compete in singles and Butsch will join him for doubles play.
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2017 LSWA All-Louisiana Men’s Tennis Team
Name – School – Cl. – Hometown
Constantin Schmitz – Tulane – Jr. – Remagen, Germany
Jordan Daigle – LSU – Sr. – Lafayette, La.
Justin Butsch – LSU – Sr. – Miami, Fla.
Antoine Richard – Xavier – Fr. – Laval, Quebec
Ewan Moore – Tulane – Fr. – Kilmarnock, Scotland
Sebastian Rey – Tulane – Sr. – Wantage, U.K.
Honorable Mention: Arthur Libaud, UL Lafayette; Catalina Fifea, Xavier; Karan Salwan, Xavier.
Player of the Year: Constantin Schmitz, Tulane
Newcomer of the Year: Catalina Fifea, Xavier
Freshman of the Year: Ewan Moore, Tulane
Coach of the Year: Mark Booras, Tulane