LAFAYETTE, La. – LSU men’s tennis team secured five doubles wins and four singles wins on day one of the Cajun Classic at the City Club at River Ranch and Oakbourne Country Club. 

Doubles Quarterfinals 

Three Tiger duos took the court in doubles competition. No. 53 pair Julien Penzlin and Welsh Hotard faced Tim Riedel and Diego Dalisay of Tyler Junior College, winning the match 6-3. 

Ben Koch and George Stoupe went against Nicholls State’s Ricardo Machado and Jacob Krefting. The Tigers secured a 6-3 win. 

Will Cubitt and Benjamin Ambrosio took on Olimjon Nabiev and Thomas Garberino, a combined duo from Southern Miss and Louisiana respectively. LSU took the match 7-5.  

Doubles Semifinals

All Three Tiger duos moved on to compete in the semifinals. Penzlin and Hotard opposed Sanchez Gonzalez and Karlo Kajin of Louisiana. The pair fell 1-6. 

Next, Koch and Stoupe faced Maxime St-Hilaire and Sebastien Collard of South Alabama. The Tiger duo made quick work of the matching, winning 6-2. 

Cubitt and Ambrosio took the court against Louisiana’s William Ribero and Oriol Fillat Gimenez. LSU defeated the Cajuns 6-4. 

First Round Singles 

Five players took the court in singles play. Stoupe faced Tulane’s Fynn Kuenkler, winning the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Penzlin went against Filat Gimenez of Louisiana. The Tiger fell in set one 4-6 before going on to win the match 6-4, 7-5.

On the next court over, Ambrosio opposed Persson of  Tyler Junior College, making quick work of the match for a 6-1, 6-1 win.

Koch competed against Nicholls State’s Machado. Koch won set one 7-5 before going on to win the match 6-2 in the second set. 

Cubitt met Mikaeel Woodman of Tyler Junior College on the court. The Tiger fought hard but lost the match 4-6, 4-6. 

Up Next 

Four Tigers will advance to the Singles Quarterfinals tomorrow. Stoupe will face Shamirul Shahril and Ambrosio will oppose Saheb Sodhi, both of Southern Miss, Penzlin will compete against South Alabama’s Louis Delcour, and Koch will go against Vasil Dimitrov of Louisiana. 

Doubles play will resume on Sunday. Stoupe and Koch will face Alex Bancila and Rafael de Alba of Tulane and Cubitt and Ambrosio will compete against Persson and Faiz Nasyam of Tyler Junior College.   

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Doubles Quarterfinals 

No. 53 Julien Penzlin/Welsh Hotard (LSU) def. Tim Riedel/Diego Dalisay (TJC) 6-3

George Stoupe/Ben Koch (LSU) def. Ricardo Machado/Jacob Krefting (NSU) 6-3

Will Cubitt/Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) def. Olimjon Nabiev/Thomas Garberino (USM/ULL) 7-5

Doubles Semifinals

Sanchez Gonzalez/Karlo Kajin (ULL) def. No. 53 Julien Penzlin/Welsh Hotard (LSU) 1-6

George Stoupe/ BenKoch (LSU) def. Maxime St-Hilaire/Sebastien Collard (USA) 6-2

Will Cubitt/Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) def. William Ribero/Oriol Fillat Gimenez (ULL) 6-4

First Round Singles 

George Stoupe (LSU) def. Fynn Kuenkler (TUL) 6-4, 6-3

Julien Penzlin (LSU) def. Oriol Filat Gimenez (ULL) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Benjamin Ambrosio (LSU) def. Dan Persson (TJC) 6-1, 6-1

Ben Koch (LSU) def. Ricardo Machado (Nicholls) 7-5, 6-2

Mikaeel Woodman (TJC) def. Will Cubitt (LSU) 4-6, 4-6