March 4, 2012

D-I Georgia State Tops GSW

ATLANTA - The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team fell to Division I Georgia State University, 7-0, on Sunday evening at the Sharon Lestern Tennis Center at Piedmont Park.

GSW's record drops to 3-5 overall, while Georgia State won its seventh-straight match and improves to 11-2.

The Hurricanes fell behind 1-0 after doubles action (the team that wins at least two-of-three doubles matches earns the one point credited in the team tally in Division I tennis) and were swept in singles play by the Panthers.

Southwestern's Jake Koonce played the closest singles match at No. 5, losing to Michael Vallejo 6-3, 6-3.

The Hurricanes resume Peach Belt Conference play on Tuesday with a 1 p.m. match at No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic.

Singles competition
1. Matias Hatem (GSU) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-0
2. Thomas Cook (GSU) def. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-1
3. Sofiane Chevallier (GSU) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-0
4. Ismael Lahlou (GSU) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-0
5. Michael Vallejo (GSU) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-3
6. Jose Ortiz (GSU) def. Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Victor Valente/Juan Pablo Gutierrez (GSU) def. Valentin Demande/Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 8-3
2. Matias Hatem/Thomas Cook (GSU) def. Joseph Bjerregaard/Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 8-0
3. Sofiane Chevallier/Ismael Lahlou (GSU) def. Jake Koonce/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 8-3