ATHENS, Ga.- The Georgia State men’s tennis team concluded play at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Bailey Showers was runner-up in the Division III singles bracket, while Giles Hussey and Kevin Huynh were runner-ups in the Division II doubles bracket.
In the Division I singles consolation bracket, Quentin Coulaud won his flight with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Remi Chancerel of Florida Atlantic. Jack MacFarlane fell 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2 in the Round of 16 to Oli Nolan of UNC Asheville in the Division II singles bracket, with Hussey winning his flight in the Division II singles consolation bracket.
Huynh fell in the quarterfinals to Abraham Asaba of Virginia Tech 6-1, 6-2 in the Division III singles bracket, with Showers advancing to the finals and facing Asaba.
In doubles play, Andrei Andrukhou and Coulaud fell in the quarterfinals of the Division I doubles bracket 8-6 to Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski of host Georgia. Sebastian Acuna and MacFarlane advanced to the semifinals but fell to Walker Duncan and Waynes Montgomery of Georgia 6-4, 6-4.
Showers and Andrei Duarte fell in the semifinals to eventual Division III doubles bracket champions Nico Guillon and Ruben Van Oppen of Mercer 6-3, 6-1. Hussey and Huynh were also defeated by Guillon and Van Oppen, falling 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (17) in the final round.
“I am really proud of the way our team competed this weekend in our first preseason tournament of the fall,” interim head coach Jonathan Wolff said. “Everyone got great experience by playing a lot of singles and doubles matches to prepare for our spring season. I am especially happy with how our freshmen, as well as Bailey Showers, competed in their very first collegiate tennis matches. The future of Georgia State tennis appears very bright.”
Overall, the team went 27-11 during the tournament. The Panthers will return to the court on Sept. 22 at the Cajun Invitational hosted by Louisiana.