LSU Hosts No. 25 Arkansas in Sunday Matinee

by Garret Sulak
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LSU Hosts No. 25 Arkansas in Sunday Matinee

BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s tennis team will host Southeastern Conference opponent No. 25 Arkansas Sunday at noon CT in the LSU Tennis Complex.

Admission to all matches in the LSU Tennis Complex is free. Fans can follow the match at LSUstats.com and on Twitter @LSUtennis. The match will also be streamed online at LSUsports.net/tennisvideo.

Thoughts from the Co-Head Coach Chris Brandi
“After a couple days off, we’ve had some time this week to make a few adjustments on the practice court ahead of the Arkansas match. The Razorbacks are having a great year and we expect a match that could come down to the end.”

The Matchup
LSU is 27-9 all time against Arkansas. Last season, the teams met once with Arkansas taking a 6-1 victory.

Tiger Tidbits
The Tigers are 13-5 on the season and are 1-4 in SEC play. In the latest ITA polls, LSU is No. 41.

Last time out for LSU, Rafael Wagner and Joey Thomas defeated Texas A&M’s Juan Carlos Aguilar and Barnaby Smith, while Shane Monroe and Daniel Moreno clinched the doubles point against the Aggies with a win against Valentin Vacherot and Alex Vedri on court two. Nick Watson notched the lone singles victory in the match with a two-set win against Guido Marson, as LSU lost the match 5-2.

Wagner and Thomas, who hold the top-court, are the No. 51 duo in the country.

Notes on the Razorbacks
Arkansas is 11-8 on the year and is 2-3 in conference action. The Razorbacks are coming off a loss at Texas A&M on Friday.

The Razorbacks are led by No. 53 Oscar Mesquida, who occupies court one in singles. Adam Sanjurjo also plays a key role on the singles side. In doubles, the duo of Mesquida and Sanjurjo play in the No. 1 spot. Maxim Verboven and Enrique Paya play on court two.

Social Center
For up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes access on the Tigers, fans can follow the LSU men’s tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.