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Men's Tennis Gears Up for Season Opener

by Christian Verde
Men's Tennis Gears Up for Season Opener

Baton Rouge—The LSU men’s tennis team starts their Spring 2021 campaign on Friday, January 14, hosting Alcorn State at the LSU Tennis Complex at 2 p.m.

This is the second straight year the Tigers will face Braves for their first two matches of the season. In 2019, LSU swept Alcorn State, 7-0, in the first match and, 4-0, in the second match.

LSU looks to improve on their 10-6 record from 2019’s shortened season. The Tigers have seven returning athletes in Malik Bhatnagar, Tomas Descarrega, Ronald Hohmann, Boris Kozlov, Joey Thomas, Rafael Wagner, and Nick Watson. Joining them will be four freshman that are apart of one of LSU Tennis’s best recruiting class in program history, welcoming Tom Pisane, Ben Koch, Joao Graca, and Benjamin Ambrosio.

Alcorn State finished the shortened 2019 season going 2-15. Returning starters Gjorgji Popovski and Lucas Dini lead the Braves with six wins each in singles.

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