Lander Posts a Pair of Shutouts

Lander Posts a Pair of Shutouts

AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams suffered 9-0 setbacks to Lander University on Friday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex. 


The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team was unable to defeat its second-straight ranked team and lost 9-0 to NCAA Division II No. 10 Lander on Friday. The Hurricanes defeated the 10th-ranked NAIA program, Shorter University, on Tuesday.

Yvan Ruelle and Valentin Demande from GSW took the 11th-ranked doubles team of Oscar Axelsson and Adam Jonsson to a tiebreak at No. 1, eventually falling 9-8.

On the singles side, Ryan Bartz at No. 4 had the closest match, playing Samuel Poutignat to a score of 6-7, 3-6.

Singles competition
1. #15 Paul-Henri Arrigoni (LUM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-1
2. Vincent Verpeaux (LUM) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-1
3. Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-4
4. Samuel Poutignat (LUM) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 7-6, 6-3
5. Diego Zegarra (LUM) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ross Armstrong (LUM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #11 Oscar Axelsson/Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. Yvan Ruelle/Valentin Demande (GSW-M) 9-8
2. Paul-Henri Arrigoni/Maxime Desmars (LUM) def. Ryan Bartz/Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 8-4
3. Vincent Verpeaux/Samuel Poutignat (LUM) def. Stephen Moore/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 8-2

Lander improves to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the PBC. GSW is drops to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in PBC play. The Hurricanes travel to Atlanta on Sunday to meet Division I Georgia State in a non-conference affair at 6 p.m.


The Georgia Southwestern women's tennis team suffered 9-0 defeat at the hands of Lander (5-4, 2-1 PBC) on Friday afternoon.

The Lady Hurricanes' (3-4, 1-2 PBC) best opportunity for a point against the Lady Bearcats, came at No. 5 singles where Mollie McGowan dropped a 7-5, 7-5 decision to Eliza Adusumilli. Kalie Douberly lost a first-set tiebreak to Brandi Cordell at No. 2 singles for GSW before dropping the second set 6-3.

In doubles action, Carly Cangelosi and Ginny Jones had a strong showing at No. 1 for GSW, but came up short in an 8-6 loss.

Singles competition
1. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW2) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0
2. Brandi Cordell (LUW2) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 7-6, 6-3
3. Eliza Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 7-5, 7-5
4. Cayce Bradley (LUW2) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-1
5. Lori Flick (LUW2) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-3
6. Raissa Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Jessica Rigdon (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Aurelia Ruffat/Eliza Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-6
2. Brandi Cordell/Cayce Bradley (LUW2) def. Mollie McGowan/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 8-3
3. Nicola James/Raissa Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Melinda Vansant/Holly Craig (GSW-W) 8-4

Both GSW squads resume Peach Belt Conference play on Tuesday with 1 p.m. matches at perennial power Armstrong Atlantic.