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Teixeira Shines in Singles, Bhatnagar/Kozlov in Doubles

by Christian Verde
Teixeira Shines in Singles, Bhatnagar/Kozlov in Doubles

Baton Rouge— The LSU men’s tennis team had wins in the consolation rounds of both the 52nd Annual Southern Collegiate Championship and the 42nd Annual John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic on Friday.

Southern Collegiate Championship

LSU’s Boris Kozlov and Malik Bhatnagar opened the morning in Athens, Georgia, with a doubles match against the No. 2 seeded duo from The University of Florida where they lost in a close match 7-5. They went to the consolation bracket faced the No. 82 and No. 84 ITA ranked players from UCF. They went defeated UCF 6-4 and will play in the Quarter-finals of the consolation bracket Saturday.

In singles, Bhatnagar faced the No. 2 seed in the tournament from Florida in the red singles draw. He was defeated in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. In the red singles draw, Kozlov took on Harvard where he was defeated in a tie-break 6-3, 7-6(6). Bhatnagar had a bye in the second round of the consolation bracket and will move on to the Semi-finals. Kozlov will play in the second round of the consolation bracket and will face the No. 2 seed Saturday.

John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic

Ruy Teixeira took on the No. 2 seed and the No. 97 ITA ranked player from USF and after a back and forth second set was defeated 6-0, 7-5. Teixeira had a marathon match in the consolation bracket. He came out victorious against ULL after losing the first set 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Freshman Tomas Descarrega played well in his first match as a Tiger, where he brought the second set to a tie-break. He was eventually defeated by Oklahoma State, 6-3, 7-6(2). In the consolation bracket, he took on ULL and lost 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles, the duo withdrew from their match against USF.


John Breaux Doubles

Chase Ferguson/Pierre Luquet (USF) def. Ruy Teixeira/Tomas Descarrega (LSU) (w/o)

John Breaux Singles

Chase Ferguson (USF) def. Ruy Teixeira (LSU) 6-0 7-5

Ruy Teixeria (LSU) def. Kacper Dwork (ULL) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9

Emile Hudd (OSU) def. Tomas Descarrega (LSU) 6-3 7-6(2)

Karlo Kajin (ULL) def. Tomas Descarrega (LSU) 6-2, 6-4

Southern Intercollegiate Championship


No. 2 Andy Andrade (UF) def. Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) 6-2, 6-2

Ronan Jachuck (Harvard) def. Boris Kozlov (LSU) 6-3, 7-6(6)


Johannes Ingildsen/Brian Berdusco (UF) def. Boris Kozlov/Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) 7-5

Boris Kozlov/Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) def. Alan Rubio/Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi (UCF) 6-4

Saturday, Day Two Draws

Southern Intercollegiate Championship


Malik Bhatnagar/Boris Kozlov (LSU) v. Alex Diaz/Robert Loeb (UGA) | 8:30 a.m.


Malik Bhatnagar – Bye

Boris Kozlov (LSU) v. No. 2 Ewan Moore (Tulane) | 11:00 a.m.

John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic


Ruy Teixeira (LSU) v. Luke Hammond (Ok. St.) | 9:00 a.m.

Tomas Descarrega (LSU) v. Conrad Russell (Rice) | 9:00 a.m.

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