AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 10 seed LSU men’s tennis team (13-10) fell to No.7 seed Ole Miss (17-8) by a score of 4-3 on Thursday, April 20 at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in the second round of the SEC Tournament..


On court 2 Stefan Latinovic and Welsh Hotard faced Lukas Engelhardt and Isac Stromberg, winning 6-4.

No. 50 Nick Watson and Ronnie Hohmann took the court against John Hallquist Lithen and Simon Junk. The Tigers won the match and clinched the doubles point 6-3. LSU took the lead 1-0. 

On court 3, Chen Dong and George Stoupe faced Nikola Slavic and Noah Schlagenhauf. The LSU duo was up 4-3 when play went unfinished.


In the No. 1 spot, No. 75 Hohmann took the court against No. 67 Slavic. The Tiger won in straight sets 7-5, 6-0 and extended LSU’s lead to 2-0. 

Julien Penzlin competed on court 6 against Stromberg. The Rebel got the win 6-3, 6-4 and put Ole Miss on the scoreboard 2-1. 

Latinovic faced Hallquist Lithen in the No. 2 spot. Hallquist Lithen took the match 7-5, 6-3 and tied the score 2-2. 

On court 4, Hotard competed against Engelhardt. The Rebel took the first set 6-3; however, the Tiger came back to win the match 6-2, 6-1. LSU once again took the lead 3-2. 

Stoupe faced Schlagenhauf on court 5. The Rebel won set one 6-2, but Stoupe came back to even the match 6-4 in the second set. Schlagenhauf won the match in the third set 6-3. The score was once again tied 3-3. 

On court 3, No. 123 Dong faced Junk. In a tie-break, Dong took the first set 7-6(3). Junk went on to win the match 6-3, 7-5. The final score was 4-3 Ole Miss. 

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#30 Ole Miss 4, #32 LSU 3

Singles competition

  1. #75 Ronald Hohmann (LSU) def. #67 Nikola Slavic (OM) 7-5, 6-0
    2. J. Hallquist Lithen (OM) def. Stefan Latinovic (LSU) 7-5, 6-3
    3. Simon Junk (OM) def. #123 Chen Dong (LSU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-5
    4. Welsh Hotard (LSU) def. Lukas Engelhardt (OM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
    5. Noah Schlagenhauf (OM) def. George Stoupe (LSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
    6. Isac Stromberg (OM) def. Julien Penzlin (LSU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. #50 Ronald Hohmann/Nick Watson (LSU) def. J. Hallquist Lithen/Simon Junk (OM) 6-3
    2. Stefan Latinovic/Welsh Hotard (LSU) def. Lukas Engelhardt/Isac Stromberg (OM) 6-4
    3. Nikola Slavic/Noah Schlagenhauf (OM) vs. Chen Dong/George Stoupe (LSU) 3-4, unfinished

Match Notes:
LSU 14-10 (4-8 SEC); National ranking #32
Ole Miss 17-8 (6-6 SEC); National ranking #30 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,6,2,4,5,3) Match played outdoors
2023 SEC Championship- Match #3