BATON ROUGE, La. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 24 LSU, 6-1, at Dub Stadium on Sunday.
With the loss the Razorbacks fell to 11-11 overall, 1-7 in the SEC, while the Tigers improved to 15-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play.
The doubles point went to LSU after the Tigers took courts two and three. Playing in the No. 3 spot, freshman David Herrerias and sophomore Juan Marino fell to Chris Simpson and Justin Butsch 6-1. Next, junior William Albanese and sophomore Johan den Toom were defeated by Tam Trinh and Eric Perez 6-2 to complete the point.
Herrerias collected the lone singles win of the day in the No. 6 position. The freshman netted a convincing 7-6, 6-4 victory over Simon Freund.
Three Razorbacks forced their competition to third sets after losing in the first. Junior Santiago Munoz, No. 81 Micolani and Albanese battled through three before ultimately falling in their final sets.
Arkansas will host a pair of conference matches at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center next week. The Razorbacks will first face Kentucky at 2 p.m., CT on Thursday and then Tennessee at 1 p.m., CT on Saturday.
Arkansas vs LSU
Mar 29, 2015 at Baton Rouge, La.
#24 LSU 6, #53 Arkansas 1
1. #20 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) vs. Jovan Parlic/Giammarco Micolani (ARK) 3-3, unfinished
2. Tam Trinh/Eric Perez (LSU) def. William Albanese/Johan den Toom (ARK) 6-2
3. Chris Simpson/Justin Butsch (LSU) def. David Herrerias/Juan Marino (ARK) 6-1
1. #75 Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #81 Giammarco Micolani (ARK) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
2. Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Jovan Parlic (ARK) 6-4, 6-0
3. Boris Arias (LSU) def. William Albanese (ARK) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
4. Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Johan den Toom (ARK) 6-2, 6-2
5. Andrew Korinek (LSU) def. Santiago Munoz (ARK) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6. David Herrerias (ARK) def. Simon Freund (LSU) 7-6, 6-4
Arkansas 11-11 (1-7 SEC); National ranking #53
LSU 15-3 (4-2 SEC); National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,2,5,1,3,6)
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