Tigers to Face Virginia Tech and Dartmouth in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, Ala.— The LSU men’s tennis team is back in action this weekend, taking a trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a date with Virginia Tech on Friday, January 24th at 1:00 p.m. and with Dartmouth on Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 a.m., taking place at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility.
Coming off two victories last weekend over Incarnate Word and VCU, the undefeated Tigers will look to continue to keep rolling against their toughest competition to date. LSU has only dropped one individual match all season, with junior Malik Bhatnagar leading the charge. He headlines the team with four wins so far as freshmen Tomas Descarrega and Ronald Hohmann shining as well, each achieving a 3-0 record to start their LSU careers.
Scouting the Hokies
Virginia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC | 2019 Record (16-9, 6-6 ACC)
The Virginia Tech Hokies started their season off this Monday with a 7-0 sweep over George Mason. Head coach Jim Thompson, going into his 21st season, is trying to continue the success they saw last season, where they went 16-9. They had a stretch of three weeks being ITA ranked, with a peak at No. 43. In the latest ITA/Oracle rankings, senior Henrick Korsgaard and sophomore Brandon Perez are ranked in doubles, standing at No. 55. They have eight returning players on the roster.
Scouting the Big Green
Dartmouth (1-0, 0-0 ACC | 2019 Record (15-10, 4-3 Ivy League)
The Dartmouth Big Green, who apparently has a mascot named Keggy the Keg, are going into their first season with alum Xander Centenari as head coach. They won their first match of the season last Sunday over Navy, 6-1. They’re coming off a 15-10 record last season while spending a respectable 14 weeks in the ITA/Oracle rankings, peaking at No. 28. Senior Charlie Bloom checks in on the singles ranking at No. 52. Everyone on the roster is returning with the addition of two freshmen.
Follow the Tigers Online
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