Men’s Tennis Earns NCAA Tournament Berth

May 3, 2016

BATON ROUGE – For the 17th time in head coach Jeff Brown’s 19 seasons, the LSU men’s tennis team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

No. 36 LSU (14-11, 5-7 SEC) will face No. 26 Rice in the first round of the tournament at TCU’s Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Host and No. 4 overall seed TCU will take on Jackson State. First- and second-round competition will take place May 13-14 or May 14-15 and features four teams playing a single-elimination format.

The winner of the second-round match will advance to the NCAA Championships and compete in the Round of 16. Tulsa will host the championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center May 20-24.

This marks LSU’s 31st NCAA Tournament appearance in school history with Brown leading the Tigers in 17 of those appearances. LSU ranks second in the SEC for the most tournament appearances behind Georgia’s 38. The Tigers are ranked eighth in all-time NCAA appearances.

In the NCAA first round, LSU will look to avenge a narrow 4-3 loss at the hands of Rice in Houston on Jan. 24.

During the championships, all matches will be stopped after the doubles point is decided. All remaining individual matches will be stopped once a team winner (four points won) has been determined. The score will only reflect completed matches.

For up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes access on the Tigers, fans can follow the LSU men’s tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at

NCAA Championships First/Second Round – Fort Worth, Texas
No. 36 LSU (14-11) vs. No. 26 Rice (23-7)
No. 4 TCU (24-3) vs. Jacksonville State (6-18)

NCAA Men’s Tennis First Round Matchups

at Charlottesville, Va.
No. 1 Virginia (24-4) vs. Monmouth (11-9)
Columbia (17-5) vs. Penn State (21-8)

at Stillwater, Okla.
No. 16 Oklahoma State (18-7) vs. Bryant (11-11)
Arkansas (19-8) vs. Wichita State (15-10)

at Gainesville, Fla.
No. 9 Florida (18-6) vs. North Florida (11-11)
South Florida (20-8) vs. St. John’s (21-5)

at Lubbock, Texas
No. 8 Texas Tech (27-5) vs. New Mexico State (12-9)
SMU (20-8) vs. Washington (17-9)

at Columbus, Ohio
No. 5 Ohio State (30-2) vs. Tennessee Tech (15-6)
Kentucky (19-9) vs. Virginia Tech (17-8)

at College Station, Texas
No. 12 Texas A&M (25-9) vs. George Washington (14-8)
Texas (17-11) vs. Lamar (17-5)

at Berkeley, Calif.
No. 13 California (17-6) vs. Army (12-8)
Ole Miss (15-10) vs. Denver (18-7)

at Fort Worth, Texas
No. 4 TCU (24-3) vs. Jackson State (6-18)
Rice (23-7) vs. LSU (14-11)

at Los Angeles, Calif.
No. 3 UCLA (22-2) vs. Weber State (14-7)
San Diego (23-7) vs. Vanderbilt (17-13)

at Evanston, Ill.
No. 14 Northwestern (25-4) vs. Valparaiso (20-5)
Stanford (13-10) vs. Notre Dame (15-13)

at Norman, Okla.
No. 11 Oklahoma (15-10) vs. UT Arlington (17-10)
Tulsa (17-13) vs. Oregon (18-7)

at Winston-Salem, N.C.
No. 6 Wake Forest (29-5) vs. Coastal Carolina (21-3)
Michigan (20-7) vs. ETSU (18-5)

at Athens, Ga.
No. 7 Georgia (20-4) vs. South Carolina State (12-8)
Florida State (18-8) vs. Baylor (15-13)

at Los Angeles, Calif.
No. 10 USC (15-6) vs. UNLV (15-9)
Georgia Tech (16-8) vs. UC Santa Barbara (17-6)

at Champaign, Ill.
No. 15 Illinois (19-10) vs. Western Michigan (20-5)
Mississippi State (16-8) vs. Memphis (14-10)

at Chapel Hill, N.C.
No. 2 North Carolina (25-4) vs. College of Charleston (19-6)
Tulane (15-8) vs. Dartmouth (18-8)

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