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No. 1 seed Blue Raiders face No. 4 seed Louisiana in SBC semifinal bout

Match begins Friday at 2 p.m.

April 18, 2013 · @MTAthletics

LAFAYETTE, La. - The No. 1 seeded Blue Raider men's tennis team will face No. 4 seed Louisiana in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Friday at 2 p.m.

"Louisiana has some young new freshmen who are very talented," head coach Jimmy Borendame said. "They have a solid lineup, and since we are playing at their home courts, I except a tough match."

UL (15-11) defeated No. 5 seed Florida Atlantic, 4-0, to advance to the semis to face 18-7, Middle Tennessee.

For the Ragin' Cajuns, the match sweep was started by winning Flights 2 and 3 in doubles.  From there, Jake Wynan defeated FAU's Richard Meade, 6-3, 6-1 in Flight 4 singles, and Hunter Johnson knocked off Matthew Samberg, 6-4, 6-3 in the fifth flight.

Jarred Wynan clinched the match for UL with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over John Nowak.

The Blue Raiders are in the hunt for their third straight SBC title, and sport a lineup that earned five All-Conference nods.

Ben Davis led all Blue Raiders (No. 49 Intercollegiate Tennis Association) with First-Team singles and doubles nods, while Victor Cornea joined him on First-Team doubles. On the Second-Team, Christoph Lang and Ettore Zito were nominated for their singles play, and the pair of Lang and David Fox for doubles.

"We're just taking it one day at a time," Borendame said. "I anticipate a tough match tomorrow against Louisiana, and we'll see what happens from there."

Live stats for tomorrow's match can be found on the SBC Tournament page, here.

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