Men’s Tennis Falls to Tulane, 5-2

by Christian Verde
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Men’s Tennis Falls to Tulane, 5-2

BATON ROUGE—The LSU men’s tennis team was defeated by Tulane, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the LSU Tennis Complex.

The Tigers suffer defeat for the first time this season, falling to 7-1.

Doubles

In doubles, Tulane jumped out on LSU after Akos Kotorman and Billy Suarez defeated Joao Graca and Joey Thomas, 6-3. Court one and court three both came down to tiebreaks, with duos Rafael Wagner/Ronald Hohmann and Nick Watson/Boris Kozlov’s matches knotted up at six. Tulane’s duo of Hamish Stewart and Ewan Moore won the back-and-forth tiebreak on court one, clinching the doubles point, 7-6(7).

Singles

Tulane took that momentum into singles, quickly putting the match at 3-0 in Tulane’s favor. Fynn Kuenkler defeated freshman Joao Graca, 6-2, 6-2, and Rafael de Alba defeated freshman Benjamin Ambrosio, 6-2, 6-1. Tulane clinched the victory after Luis Erlenbusch defeated Tom Pisane, 6-5, 6-1, but the rest of the matches were played out. Despite the loss, Ronald Hohmann and Rafael Wagner had victories over ranked opponents. No. 99 Ronald Hohmann defeated No. 40 Hamish Stewart, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Rafael Wagner defeated No. 53 Ewan Moore, 7-6(3), 6-1. Tulane ended the match with Billy Suarez defeating Boris Kozlov, 7-5, 6-4, making the final score 5-2.

Up Next

The Tigers have a short break before kicking off SEC play against Vanderbilt on Friday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the LSU Tennis Complex.   

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

Tulane 5, LSU 2

Singles

1. #99 Ronald Hohmann (LSU) def. #40 Hamish Stewart (TLN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

2. Rafael Wagner (LSU) def. #53 Ewan Moore (TLN) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

3. Luis Erlenbusch (TLN) def. Tom Pisane (LSU) 6-5, 6-1

4. Billy Suarez (TLN) def. Boris Kozlov (LSU) 7-5, 6-4

5. Fynn Kuenkler (TLN) def. Joao Graca (LSU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Rafael de Alba (TLN) def. Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

1. Hamish Stewart/Ewan Moore (TLN) def. #60 Rafael Wagner/Ronald Hohmann (LSU) 7-6 (9-7)

2. Akos Kotorman/Billy Suarez (TLN) def. Joao Graca/Joey Thomas (LSU) 6-3

3. Nick Watson/Boris Kozlov (LSU) vs. Luis Erlenbusch/Fynn Kuenkler (TLN) 6-6, unfinished

Match Notes:

Tulane 4-2

LSU 7-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,6,3,2,4,1)

Official: Richie Weaver