Feb. 19, 1998
The USC men's tennis team lost to LSU, 4-1, in the first round of the ITA Men's National Indoor Team Championships on Thursday in Louisville, Ky.
The Trojans will face Boise State in a consolation-round match on Friday.
Results are as follows:
Doubles (worth one point)
1. Hand/Chmela (LSU) d. Kukal/Spencer (USC), 8-6
2. Gottesleben/Zaman (USC) d. Blanchard/Villagomes (LSU), 8-6
3. Braga/Escudero (LSU) d. Willinski/Samayoa (USC), 8-6
1. Michael Chmela (LSU) d. George Bastl (USC), 7-6, 3-0, ret.
2. Patrick Gottesleben (USC) d. Pedro Escudero (LSU), 6-3, 6-3
3. Tom Hand (LSU) d. Kyle Spencer (USC), 6-3, 6-4
5. Zak Blanchard (LSU) d. Christoph Poehler (USC), 7-5, 6-3