What you need to know
* The Panthers extended their win-streak to eight matches with a close 4-3 victory over Furman in the regular season finale.
* The team is 16-6 on the season (3-1 SBC), with Sebastian Acuna earning his third match-clinching win of the season.
* GSU will head to New Orleans for the Sun Belt Conference Championships from April 21-23.
GREENVILLE, S.C.- The No. 35 Georgia State men’s tennis team closed out its regular season with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Furman. Junior Sebastian Acuna clinched the match at the No. 5 position, his third clinch of the season.
With the victory, the Panthers improved to 16-6 overall (3-1 SBC) while the Paladins fell to 16-7.
Georgia State dropped the doubles point for the first time in seven matches, with Acuna and Jack MacFarlane falling 6-3 before the Paladins clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Felipe Jaworski and Quentin Coulaud.
No. 81 Zackery Kennedy was the first Panther to finish, falling 6-0, 6-0 to Adam Steryous in the No. 1 match. Jannis Koeke earned the first singles point for GSU, defeating Jake Munns 6-2, 6-1. Furman went ahead of Georgia State 3-1 as Coulaud fell 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 4 match, with Clarke Wilson earning the last point for the Paladins.
Andrei Andrukhou defeated Cameron Green 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 2 match, before Jaworski tied the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jake Bhangdia. Acuna clinched the match for the Panthers with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory over Alex Steryous to extend Georgia State’s win-streak to eight matches.
GSU will return to the court in New Orleans for the Sun Belt Championships from April 21-23. The bracket for the tournament will be announced by Tuesday.
1. Adam Steryous (FUR) def. #81 Zackery Kennedy (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Cameron Green (FUR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Jannis Koeke (GSU) def. Jake Munns (FUR) 6-2, 6-1
4. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) def. Alex Steryous (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
6. Felipe Jaworski (GSU) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-4, 6-3
1. Adam Steryous/Jake Munns (FUR) vs. Zackery Kennedy/Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) 4-5, unfinished
2. Alex Steryous/Cameron Green (FUR) def. Sebastian Acuna/Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 6-3
3. Clarke Wilson/Trevor Croyder (FUR) def. Felipe Jaworski/Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 6-4