LSU gymnastics team falls to No. 7 in ranking

The LSU gymnastics fell to No. 7 in the updated GymInfo rankings released Monday.

LSU (2-1, 1-1 SEC) was ranked No. 5 nationally before Friday’s 196.575-195.525 loss to No. 5 Alabama.

LSU ranks No. 3 as a team on vault and floor with a 49.308 and 49.325 average, respectively.

The Tigers are No. 9 nationally on beam with a 48.917 average and No. 24 on bars at 48.608.

Individually, Rheagan
Courville is tied for 19th in the all-around standings with a 39.225 average. Courville also ranks No. 7 on floor with a 9.908 average, 15th on vault with a 9.883 average and 18th on beam with a 9.858 average.

Lloimincia Hall is the highest-ranked Tiger as she stands at No. 3 nationally on floor with a 9.933 average.

Sarie Morrison ranks No. 8 on bars with a 9.883 average, and she is 15th on vault with a 9.883 mark.

Michigan took over as the No. 1 team with a 196.942 average, followed by Oklahoma at No. 2 with a 196.825, Florida at No. 3 with a 196.817, UCLA fourth at 196.788 and Alabama fifth at 196.513.

LSU next heads to the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth,
Texas, at 7 p.m. Saturday against second-ranked Oklahoma, No. 9 Georgia, No. 16 Oregon State and Washington. The meet will be held in the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Rank, Team, Season Average

1. Michigan 196.942; 2. Oklahoma 196.825; 3. Florida 196.817; 4. UCLA 196.788; 5. Alabama 196.513; 6. Nebraska 196.500; 7. LSU 196.158; 8. Utah 196.125; 9. Georgia 195.892; 10. Stanford 195.725; 11. Denver 195.717; 12. Minnesota 195.538; 13. Arizona 195.492; 14. Maryland 195.488; 15. Kentucky 195.383; 16. Oregon State 194.975; 17. Boise State 194.875; 18. Auburn 194.858; 19. Ohio State 194.842; 20. Central Michigan 194.733; 21. California 194.708; 22. Pittsburgh 194.600; 23. Kent State 194.513; 24. North Carolina State 194.500; 25. Eastern Michigan 194.475.

Men’s tennis

LSU DEFEATS SOUTHERN MISS IN DUAL MATCH OPENER: The No. 24 LSU men’s tennis team defeated Southern Miss 6-1 at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium on Monday, starting the season off with a victory. The Tigers are 35-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles.

It didn’t take long for the Tigers to win the doubles point, as No. 33 Chris Simpson and Stefan Szacinski defeated No. 60 Andrew Goodwin and Matt Frost 8-1 on Court 1. Shortly after, Roger Anderson and Tam Trinh defeated Vasco Valverde and Benjamin Feldmann 8-3 on Court 2 to clinch the doubles point and put the Tigers up 1-0. Olivier Borsos and Boris Arias’ doubles match against Paulo Alvarado and Juan Escobar was left unfinished with the Tigers duo leading 6-5.

“The doubles looked good,” LSU coach Jeff Brown said. “We still have some work to do, but it’s a good team
coming back this season.”

LSU carried that momentum into singles where it won five of six matches.

LSU travels to Starkville, Miss., at 1 p.m. Saturday for the ITA Kickoff Classic.

No. 24 LSU 6,
Southern Miss 1

SINGLES

1. Matt Frost (USM) def. Olivier Borsos, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. 2. Chris Simpson (LSU) def. Andrew Goodwin, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. 3. Stefan Szacinski (LSU) def. Benjamin Feldmann, 7-6(3), 6-2. 4. Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Paulo Alvarado, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. 5. Mark Bowtell (LSU) def. Vasco Valverde, 6-1, 6-1. 6. Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Juan Escobar, 7-6(2), 6-4.

DOUBLES

1. No. 33 Chris Simpson/Stefan Szacinski (LSU) def. #60 Andrew Goodwin/Matt Frost, 8-1. 2. Roger Anderson/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Vasco Valverde/Benjamin Feldmann, 8-3. 3. Olivier Borsos/Boris Arias (LSU) vs. Paulo Alvarado/Juan Escobar, 6-5, unfinished.

Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,3,6,2,1,4). ... Court 3 doubles was left unfinished after LSU clinched the doubles point. ... Roger Anderson clinched the match for LSU on Court 6.