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Courtesy: UAPB Athletics

Men's Tennis Recaps: Jan. 19-20

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 01/21/2018
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FRIDAY, JAN. 19
LSU 7, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 0
LSU 4, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 0
BATON ROUGE, LA. – The LSU men’s tennis team opened the 2018 season with 7-0 and 4-0 sweeps against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday afternoon at the LSU Tennis Complex.
With the win, co-head coaches Andy and Chris Brandi have recorded their first career wins as Tigers, as LSU is to 2-0 to start the season. Arkansas-Pine Bluff starts the season 0-2.


MATCH ONE
All three Tiger pairs recorded a win. Julian Saborio and Gabor Csonka were the first to notch a win as they defeated Sajid Rahman and Simon Lewis, 6-0, on court one.  Duo Agie Moreno and Nikola Samardzic clinched the doubles point with a 6-0 win against Jualon Greig and Le’Darrien Ledbetter on court two.
The Tigers wrapped up doubles with a 6-0 win on court three by Shane Monroe and Stewart Block against the Golden Lions’ Khusto Ledwaba and Junius Ross.


Freshman Block recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win against Ross to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead.
On court one, junior Monroe also recorded his first career win as a Tiger, defeating Greig, 6-0, 6-1.
Junior Samardzic clinched the match on court three with a 6-1, 6-0 victory on court three against Lewis.
The Tigers added wins on courts two and five to take the 6-0 advantage as senior Csonka defeated Rahman, 6-0, 6-1, and Moreno took a 6-1, 6-0 win from Ledwaba.
Costa Rica native Saborio finished the sweep for the Tigers on court four as he beat Ledbetter, 6-4, 6-1.


MATCH TWO
Doubles Point
The Tigers carried the momentum into the second match, and it all started with Monroe and Block on court three. The junior and freshman pair shutout UAPB’s Ledbetter and Ross, 6-0.
The duo of Moreno and Samardzic secured the doubles point for LSU as they worked a 6-2 win against Lewis and Ledwaba on court two, and the Tigers took the 1-0 lead into singles action.


Singles Results
LSU took the 2-0 lead after Csonka swept Greig, 6-0, 6-0 on court one.
Monroe gave the Tigers the 3-0 edge on court two. The Ventnor City, New Jersey, native defeated Lewis in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1
The Tigers clinched the match as Saborio notched a 6-0, 6-0 win versus Ledwaba.


-LSU Athletic Communications


Saturday, Jan. 20
LSU 4, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 0
LSU 4, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 0
BATON ROUGE, LA. – The LSU men’s tennis team carried momentum from Friday’s matches into Saturday as the Tigers finished opening weekend with another day of clean sweeps, recording wins of 4-0 and 4-0 against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at the LSU Tennis Complex. LSU improves to 4-0 on the season while Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 0-4.

MATCH ONE
Singles Results
Freshman Stewart Block started the match off for the Tigers as he swept Junius Ross in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, to give the Tigers the 1-0 lead.

On court three, Shane Monroe recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win against Kusto Ledwaba, and Gabor Csonka followed as he notched a straight-set, 6-0, 6-0, win against Simon Lewis on court one as LSU took the 3-0 advantage.
In his first dual match of the season, sophomore Rafael Wagner clinched the match with a solid, 6-1, 6-0, victory against Jualon Greig on court two.

MATCH TWO
Doubles Point
The Tigers quickly snagged the doubles point to open the second and final match of the weekend. Sophomore pair Agie Moreno and Rafael Wagner combined to defeat Sajid Rahman and Greig, 6-0.
Monroe and Block quickly followed with a convincing 6-0 win on court three against the Golden Lions’ Le’Darrien Ledbetter and Ross as LSU gained the 1-0 advantage before moving to singles play.

Singles Results
Block picked up his third straight-set, 6-0, 6-0, win of the season with his performance against Ledwaba on court six to lead off singles play for the Tigers.
On court five, sophomore Julian Saborio increased LSU’s lead to 3-0 after a 6-0, 6-0, win against Ross.
Csonka clinched the match for the Tigers with a strong, 6-1, 6-1, victory on court one against Greig.

-LSU Athletic Communications

Note that Alabama State and Alabama A&M has been moved to Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Prairie View A&M at Lamar was postponed with a time to be determined.

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