LSU men’s tennis coach Jeff Brown announced Friday he received two National Letters of Intent from two of the nation’s elite prospects in Harrison Kennedy and Tam Trinh.

Kennedy, a native of Suwanee, Ga., is ranked No. 1 in Georgia for the 18s division. He has been ranked as high as No. 6 in the southern section for the 18-year-old division singles and is considered a five-star recruit on

In 2011, Kennedy captured the title at the Georgia State Closed Qualifying Championships.

Also considered a five-star recruit on, Trinh ranked in the top-five of the 18s division singles in Texas. In 2010, he won the boys 16 and under doubles national championship in Kalamazoo, Mich.

“These are the type of guys that you build championship teams around. They will come in and contribute immediately,” Brown said. “Along with their athletic accomplishments, they are both high-character individuals who do very well in the classroom. We are very excited about this class.”

Cross country

LSU TRAVELS TO NCAA SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL: The LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams enter the NCAA South Central Regional on Saturday in Waco, Texas, after finishing in 10th and 12th place respectively at the Southeastern Conference Championships.

LSU senior Cullen Doody capped off his final conference championship race with a 19th place performance to lead the Tigers. His time over 8,000 meters is the 20th best in the SEC this season.

Charlene Lipsey led the Lady Tigers at the SEC Championship, finishing in 60th place with a time of 22:31.40.

McNeese State and Nicholls State will also be competing in the event.