PRINCETON, N.J. – The LSU men’s tennis team secured eight singles wins on day two of the Farnsworth Invitational inside Jadwin Gymnasium on Friday.
“Overall, it was another good day,” head coach Danny Bryan said. “It certainly wasn’t a great start in doubles. We lost three of the matches on a tie breaker so that was difficult, but I really like how the guys responded in singles. For the most part, we’re just doing a good job of finding a way to win, which is really encouraging early in the season.”
Four Tiger duos saw the court in the doubles round against Michigan State. Ronnie Hohmann and Welsh Hotard faced Graydon Lair and Kazuki Matsuno. The pair battled through the set but ultimately lost 8-7.
Julien Penzlin and Chen Dong took on Ozan Baris and Max Sheldon. The Tiger duo fought hard but fell 8-7.
George Stoupe and Ben Koch teamed up against Anthony Pero and Josh Portnoy. After a close set, the Spartans defeated the Tiger pair 8-7.
Duo Benjamin Ambrosio and Stefan Latinovic fell to David Saye and Luke Baylis 8-3
Ten Tigers were in action in singles play. Hotard went against Sheldon on the court. Set one was a battle before Hotard took the win 7-6. Hotard went on to secure the match with a 6-4 victory in set two.
No. 14 Hohmann faced Baris in singles play. In the first set, Hohmann secured a 6-2 win before going on to win the match 6-4 in set two.
Latinovic competed against Saye, winning the match in straight sets with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Penzlin took on Baylis, making quick work of the first set for a 6-2 win. In set two, Baylis put up a fight before Penzlin earned a 7-6 victory to win the match.
Dong went against Pero in a three-set battle. Pero got a 4-6 win in set one. However, Dong came back to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-1 to secure the match.
Ambrosio faced Portnoy in singles play. The Spartan won the match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Stoupe took on Lair for a three set fight. In set one, Lair earned a 4-6 win before falling to Stoupe in set two 6-2. The Tiger made quick work of set three with a 6-4 victory to win the match.
Koch faced Matsuno on the court. In set one, Koch earned a 6-1 win before going on to win the match in set two 6-3.
At the next court, Watson competed against Michigan State’s Reed Crocker. Watson got a 6-3 win in set one before securing the match with a 6-3 win in set two.
Cubitt faced off against Aidan Mahoney of Princeton. The LSU Tiger fought hard but fell in set one, 7-6. In set two, Mahoney secured the set match with a 6-3 win.
Day three of the Farnsworth Invitational will take place tomorrow. LSU will face off against Tulsa at 8 a.m. CT and Pennsylvania at 2 p.m. CT.
Ozan Baris/Max Sheldon (MSU) def. Chen Dong/Julien Penzlin (LSU) 8-7
Graydon Lair/Kazuki Matsuno (MSU) def. Ronnie Hohmann/Welsh Hotard (LSU) 8-7
Anthony Pero/Josh Portnoy (MSU) def. George Stoupe/Ben Koch (LSU) 8-7
David Saye/Luke Baylis (MSU) def. Benjamin Ambrosio/Stefan Latinovic (LSU) 8-3
No. 14 Ronnie Hohmann (LSU) def. Ozan Baris (MSU) 6-2, 6-4
Welsh Hotard (LSU) def. Max Sheldon (MSU) 7-6, 6-4
Stefan Latinovic (LSU) def. David Saye (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
Julien Penzlin (LSU) def. Luke Baylis (MSU) 6-2, 7-6
Chen Dong (LSU) def. Anthony Pero (MSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Josh Portnoy (MSU) def. Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) 6-1, 6-1
George Stoupe (LSU) def. Graydon Lair (MSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Ben Koch (LSU) def. Kazuki Matsuno (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
Nick Watson (LSU) def. Reed Crocker (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
Aidan Mahoney (PRIN) def. Will Cubitt (LSU) 7-6, 6-3