20 Mississippi State (18-6, 9-3 SEC) vs. No. 24 LSU (16-7, 6-6 SEC)
- The team which served first in each match is indicated by “*”.
- Current ITA National Rankings precede player names.
- Matches will be suspended once team match is clinched
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Final Score – #20 MSU 4, #24 LSU 2
- Mississippi State rebounded from a 4-3 loss at #21 Vanderbilt to finish the season 18-6 overall and 9-3 in the SEC.
- MSU will be the three-seed at the SEC Tournament, which begins on Wednesday in College Station. The Maroon and White’s first match in the tournament will be on Friday.
- State has now won six of their last seven against LSU.
- The Bulldogs have also won 25 of their last 28 matches at home dating back to the 2013 season.
- Down 5-4 in the tiebreak with LSU serving, Julian Cash fought back to win the match, clinching the victory for MSU.
- Tassilo Schmid was honored today as the Bulldogs lone senior. Schmid and doubles partner Mate Cutura finished SEC play 6-3 and went 17-4 on the season.
- With a win today, Rishab Agarwal finished SEC play a perfect 8-0, pushing his win streak to 10-straight matches.
- The doubles tandem of Julian Cash and Florian Lakat are 8-1 in SEC play this year, a team best.
Under the current system, a college tennis match consists of three doubles matches and six singles matches which determine seven total points as follows:
- All matches will be played with no-ad scoring.
- Doubles - Three doubles matches will be played to begin the match. Each match will be one set (first to 6, by two). A regular tiebreaker (first to 7, by two) will be played if a set reaches 6-all.
- Intermission - Five minutes between doubles and singles
- Singles - Six singles matches will be played after the intermission. Each singles match will be best 2-of-3 sets (first to 6, by two). A regular tiebreaker (first to 7, by two) will be played if a set reaches 6-all.
The team to score four points or more is the winner of the match.