Men's Tennis Falls to Ole Miss, 6-1

by Christian L Verde
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Men's Tennis Falls to Ole Miss, 6-1

OXFORD, MS—The LSU men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 24 Ole Miss, 6-1, Friday afternoon at the William F. Galtney Center in Oxford, MS.

The Tigers fall to 9-5 on the season and 1-4 in SEC play.

Doubles

Believe it or not, the day started out bright for the Tigers. Doubles, a strong suit for the Tigers in past years, went LSU’s way. Boris Kozlov and Nick Watson improved to 8-1 in the dual season after defeating Lukas Engelhardt and Nikola Slavic on court three, 6-2. Joao Graca and Joey Thomas clinched the doubles point after taking down Brady Draheim and Simon Junk on court two, 6-3.

Singles

The Tigers couldn’t carry the momentum into singles with Ole Miss taking all six courts. Boris Kozlov was the first to fall after Hallquist Lithen defeated him, 6-2, 6-3. Nikola Slavic defeated Tom Pisane, 6-4, 6-3. Rafael Wagner fell in the first set, 6-1, but found himself in a tiebreak for the second set. No. 62 Tim Sandkaulen turned it up, however, and defeated Wagner, 6-1, 7-6(7). Ole Miss clinched the match after Lukas Engelhardt defeated Benjamin Ambrosio on court six, 6-4, 6-1. The rest of the matches were played out and Simon Junk defeated Joao Graca, 6-2, 7-5. Ole Miss finished the match after Finn Reynolds defeated No. 99 Ronald Hohmann, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Up Next

The Tigers will look to bounce back against Mississippi State on Sunday, March 6, at 1:00 p.m.

Results

Tennis Match Results

LSU vs Ole Miss

3/5/2021 at Oxford, MS

(William F. Galtney Tennis Center)

#24 Ole Miss 6, #38 LSU 1

Singles

1. Finn Reynolds (OM) def. #99 Ronald Hohmann (LSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

2. #62 Tim Sandkaulen (OM) def. Rafael Wagner (LSU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)

3. Nikola Slavic (OM) def. Tom Pisane (LSU) 6-4, 6-3

4. Simon Junk (OM) def. Joao Graca (LSU) 6-2, 7-5

5. J. Hallquist Lithen (OM) def. Boris Kozlov (LSU) 6-2, 6-3

6. Lukas Engelhardt (OM) def. Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

1. #7 Tim Sandkaulen/Finn Reynolds (OM) vs. #60 Ronald Hohmann/Rafael Wagner (LSU) 5-4, unfinished

2. Joao Graca/Joey Thomas (LSU) def. Brady Draheim/Simon Junk (OM) 6-3

3. Boris Kozlov/Nick Watson (LSU) def. Lukas Engelhardt/Nikola Slavic (OM) 6-2

Match Notes:

LSU 9-5, 1-4 SEC; National ranking #38

Ole Miss 4-5, 3-1 SEC; National ranking #24

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

Official: Steven Sciple T-2:30 A-150