On April 2, Blythe and Marshall upset the NCAA Division II fifth-ranked twosome, Kevin Gonzalez and Lukas Storck, with an 8-6 win. Blythe went on to upset the 34th-ranked singles player, Hermann Gertmann, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
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Blythe Chops Down A Pair Of Ranked Opponents
AMERICUS - Sophomore Steven Blythe had himself quite a Saturday as he had a hand in both of the Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team points in a 7-2 loss to 14th-ranked Flagler College at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex.
Blythe and his doubles partner, Oliver Marshall, pulled the first upset of the day with an 8-6 win over the NCAA Division II fifth-ranked twosome, Kevin Gonzalez and Lukas Storck. Blythe followed that performance with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over the 34th-ranked singles player, Hermann Gertmann.
GSW MEN 2, (#14) FLAGLER 7
The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team saw its record drop to 3-11 overall and 0-5 in the Peach Belt this spring after a 7-2 loss to No. 14 Flagler College on Saturday. Flagler improved to 9-8 overall, 3-2 in the PBC.
Blythe and Marshall improved their record this spring at No. 1 doubles to 6-8.
Alex Canovas Ferrando lost a tight match at No. 2 singles against Storck, 7-5, 6-3. Marshall pushed Lennart Luneborg to a tiebreaker in the second set at No. 4 singles, before falling 6-2, 7-6. Joel Landis dropped a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match at No. 5.