- Staff Reporter
Baton Rouge— The LSU men’s tennis team completed day two of the TOPS’L Battle at the Beach in Destin on Saturday. LSU started the day with doubles matches against Tulane going 2-0, then finishing with singles against Florida State going 1-2
Day two started with LSU’s Daniel Moreno and Joey Thomas defeating Tulane 8-5. Ruy Teixeira and Nick Watson followed with a victory, completing the sweep 8-4.
Daniel Moreno had the first singles match of the day against Florida State, where he was defeated 6-3, 6-4. Ruy Teixeira followed up with what co-head coach Chris Brandi described as “…his best match yet as a Tiger,” but was defeated in a back and forth, three-set match 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Nick Watson ended the day with a win for LSU, defeating Florida State 6-3, 6-2. Joey Thomas was not able to play in his singles match.
“It was a much stronger day overall,” said Brandi.
“Doubles, we took care of business and that needs to be a strength of ours this season. In singles, FSU had some tough players here, but we were in every match. Nick Watson had a huge win and Ruy is coming back strong from his injury last year,” said Brandi.
The Tigers will return to action Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with doubles against Oklahoma. That will be followed by singles against Tulane.
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DAY 2 RESULTS
Daniel Moreno/Joey Thomas (LSU) def. Ruetzel/Jacobson (Tulane) 8-5
Ruy Teixeira/Joey Thomas (LSU) def. Kotorman/Lovett (Tulane) 8-4
Juan Martin Jalif (FSU) def. Daniel Moreno (LSU (6-3,6-4)
Enzo Le Seguillon (FSU) def. Ruy Teixeria (LSU) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Nick Watson (LSU) def. Loris Pourroy (FSU) 6-3, 6-3
Article sourced from provided press release.