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Bhatnagar and Kozlov Win Consolation Finals in Athens

Christian Verde
Christian Verde
Christian Verde

Baton Rouge— Two members of the LSU men’s tennis team wrapped up the Southern Intercollegiate Championship Sunday in Athens, Georgia, where Malik Bhatnagar and Boris Kozlov won the red doubles consolation finals.

After the duo lost their first match of the weekend, Bhatnagar and Kozlov won four straight, including a win against the No. 41 ITA ranked doubles team Saturday. Sunday, they took on Texas where they won 7-6(5), bringing home the red doubles consolation championship.

In singles, Bhatnagar faced UCF for the red singles consolation finals. In a marathon match, he was defeated 4-6, 7-5, 10-8. Boris Kozlov played for third place in the black singles consolation match where he was defeated by Tulane 6-3, 6-2.

“This was a great tournament for Malik and Boris, especially in doubles. They both had ranked wins this weekend. It’s been a great start for the Tigers,” said co-head coach Chris Brandi.

The Tigers will travel to Tusla, Oklahoma next Saturday for the ITA All-American Championships.

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Day Three Results


Boris Kozlov/Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) def. Chui Chi Huang/Cleeve Harper (Texas) 7-6(5)


C Alan Rubio (UCF) def. Malik Bhatnagar (LSU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

Dane Esses (Tulane) def. Boris Kozlov (LSU) 6-3, 6-2




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