ANN ARBOR, Mi. – The LSU men’s tennis team (14-11) fell to California (13-10) by a score of 4-1 on Saturday, May 6 at the Varsity Tennis Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


On court 2 Stefan Latinovic and Welsh Hotard faced Ryder Jackson and Siddhant Banthia. The Golden Bears took the match 6-2.

In the No. 3 spot, Chen Dong and George Stoupe competed against Philip Hjorth and Derrick Chen. The California duo won 6-3, clinching the doubles point. California took the lead 1-0.

No. 31 pair Nick Watson and Ronnie Hohmann took court 1 against No. 81 Yuta Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck. The Tigers were up 6-5 when the match went unfinished. 


In the No. 2 spot, Latinovic faced Jackson.The Tiger won in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 and tied the match 1-1. 

Julien Penzlin competed on court 6 against Hjorth. The Golden Bear got the win 6-4, 6-1 and put California back in the lead 2-1. 

On court 3, Dong competed against Overbeck. The Tiger fought hard, but Overbeck won 6-4, 6-2 and extended California’s lead to 3-1. 

Stoupe faced Lucas Magnaudet in the No. 5 spot. The Tiger took the first set 6-2, but the Golden Bear came back to win the match 6-2, 6-1 and clinch the match for California. The final score of the match was 4-1 California. 

A ranked match up took place on court 1 with No. 67 Hohmann facing No. 27 Kikuchi. The first sent went to Kikuchi 7-6 before Hohmann came back to even the match 6-4 in the second set. Play went unfinished before the third set began.

Hotard competed against Chen in the No. 4 spot. The Golden Bear won the first set 7-6. The second set was tied 3-3 when play went unfinished. 

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#29 California 4, #34 LSU 1

Singles competition

  1. #67 Ronald Hohmann (LSU) vs. #27 Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, unfinished
    2. Stefan Latinovic (LSU) def. Ryder Jackson (CAL) 6-4, 6-4
    3. Carl Emil Overbeck (CAL) def. Chen Dong (LSU) 6-4, 6-2
    4. Welsh Hotard (LSU) vs. Derrick Chen (CAL) 6-7 (6-8), 3-3, unfinished
    5. Lucas Magnaudet (CAL) def. George Stoupe (LSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
    6. Phillip Hjorth (CAL) def. Julien Penzlin (LSU) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. #31 Ronald Hohmann/Nick Watson (LSU) vs. #81 Yuta Kikuchi/Carl Emil Overbeck (CAL) 6-5, unfinished
    2. Ryder Jackson/Siddhant Banthia (CAL) def. Stefan Latinovic/Welsh Hotard (LSU) 6-2
    3. Phillip Hjorth/Derrick Chen (CAL) def. Chen Dong/George Stoupe (LSU) 6-3

Match Notes:
California 13-10; National ranking #29
LSU 14-11; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,3,5)