Michigan drops LSU in men’s tennis

The Michigan men’s tennis team handed LSU a 5-2 loss Sunday afternoon at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

“Michigan did a very good job in the doubles in establishing one of their better points and that kind of put us in a hole,” LSU coach Jeff Brown said.

Michigan’s Evan King and Alex Buzzi, and Barrett Franks and Shaun Bernstein earned wins, while the match between LSU’s Tam Trinh and Stefan Szacinski and Michigan’s Alex Petrone and Michael Zhu was left unfinished with LSU leading 5-4.

Chris Simpson and Stefan Szacinski earned the only singles wins for LSU (6-7).

Petrone, Franks, Zhu and Buzzi won in singles for Michigan (6-6). “In singles, our straight-set losses made it too easy,” Brown said.

The highlight of the match for the Tigers was Simpson’s upset over No. 15 King 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4).

“Evan King is a great barometer,” Brown said. “If you’re beating him, then that means you’re ready to step into that level. It’s very significant for Chris Simpson’s future and the team in establishing himself as one of the top players in the nation.”

LSU hosts No. 4 Ole Miss at 3 p.m. Friday.

Michigan 5, LSU 2

Singles

Chris Simpson (LSU) def. #15 Evan King 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

Stefan Szacinski (LSU) def. Vlad Stefan 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Alex Petrone (Michigan) def. Olivier Borsos 6-4, 6-2

Barrett Franks (Michigan) def. Tam Trinh 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Michael Zhu (Michigan) def. Mark Bowtell 6-2, 6-1

Alex Buzzi (Michigan) def. Boris Arias 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

Evan King/Alex Buzzi (Michigan) def. Olivier Borsos/Roger Anderson 8-5

Tam Trinh/Stefan Szacinski (LSU) vs. Alex Petrone/Michael Zhu 5-4, unfinished

Barrett Franks/Shaun Bernstein (Michigan) def. Chris Simpson/Mark Bowtell 8-5

Women’s tennis

LSU 6, Missouri 1: The LSU women’s tennis team defeated Missouri 6-1 Sunday at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

Kaitlin Burns, Ella Taylor, Ariel Morton, Keri Frankenberger and Ebie Wilson all earned singles wins for LSU (8-8, 1-5 Southeastern Conference). Wilson and Frankenberger teamed for a doubles win as did Burns and Taylor, earning the doubles point for LSU.

Rachel Stuhlmann earned the only singles win for Missouri (7-6; 1-5), and Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Alex Clark teamed for a doubles win.

LSU visits Ole Miss at 3 p.m. Friday against Ole Miss.

LSU 6, Missouri 1

Singles

Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach 6-0, 6-1

Rachel Stuhlmann (Missouri) def. Mary Jeremiah 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)

Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Maria Christensen 6-1, 6-1

Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Elisha Gabb 6-4, 6-4

Keri Frankenberger (LSU) def. Alex Clark 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-7)

Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Madison Rhyner 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

Cierra Gaytan-Leach/Alex Clark (Missouri) def. Mary Jeremiah/Ariel Morton 8-6

Ebie Wilson/Keri Frankenberger (LSU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann/Maria Christensen 8-6

Kaitlin Burns/Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Elisha Gabb/Madison Rhyner 8-4.