What you need to know
* The Panthers will opened the first of three spring break matches with a 6-1 win over Coastal Carolina.
* The team is now 10-6 on the season (2-1 SBC), with senior Felipe Jaworski earning his first match-clinching point of the season.
* GSU will return to the court at UNC Wilmington against Charlotte on March 17.
CONWAY, S.C.- The No. 44 Georgia State men’s tennis team crushed Coastal Carolina 6-1 in the first of three spring break matches in the Carolinas this week. Senior Felipe Jaworski clinched the match, his first match-clinching point of the season.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 10-6 overall (2-1 SBC) while the Chanticleers fell to 6-7 overall (1-1 SBC).
GSU opened the match with a doubles win, earning the point in straight sets. Zackery Kennedy and Andrei Andrukhou put the Panthers up a set in the No. 1 match with a 6-2 win over Vuk Velikovic and Luiz Faria. Sebastian Acuna and Jack MacFarlane clinched the point with a 6-3 defeat of Jose Ortega and Francesco Migliano.
In singles play, Acuna earned the first point for Georgia State with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Talic. Jannis Koeke put the Panthers up 3-0 in the No. 3 match, defeating Sebastian Schneider 6-3, 6-4. Jaworski clinched the match for GSU with in three sets, winning 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Ortega.
Andrukhou defeated Faria 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 2 match to edge the Panthers to 5-0. Quentin Coulaud dropped the No. 4 7-6, 6-1 to Migliano, before Kennedy closed the match with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over Velikovic.
The Panthers will return to the court for the final two spring break matches at UNC Wilmington. GSU will kick off the matches against Charlotte on March 17 at 10 a.m.
1. Zackery Kennedy (GSU) def. Vuk Velikovic (CCU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
2. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Luiz Faria (CCU) 6-4, 7-5
3. Jannis Koeke (GSU) def. Sebastian Schneider (CCU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Francesco Migliano (CCU) def. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 7-6, 6-1
5. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) def. Zak Talic (CCU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Felipe Jaworski (GSU) def. Jose Ortega (CCU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
1. Zackery Kennedy/Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Vuk Velikovic/Luiz Faria (CCU) 6-2
2. Sebastian Acuna/Jack MacFarlane (GSU) def. Jose Ortega/Francesco Migliano (CCU) 6-3
3. Zak Talic/Sebastian Schneider (CCU) vs. Quentin Coulaud/Felipe Jaworski (GSU) 4-5, unfinished