What you need to know:
* The Panthers dropped their spring break opener Friday afternoon in a 4-3 loss to Penn State.
* The team fell to 8-8 on the season with the loss.
* GSU will concluse spring break play Monday afternoon at FAU.
ORLANDO, Fla.- The Georgia State men’s tennis team fell 4-3 against Penn State in the first of two spring break matches Friday afternoon.
With the loss, the Panthers fell to 8-8 while the Nittany Lions improved to 8-5.
GSU dropped the doubles point, falling in the bottom two courts. Sebastian Acuna and Andrei Duarte earned a 6-4 victory at the No. 1 position before Penn State tied doubles play as Quentin Coulaud and Andrei Andrukhou fell 6-4. The Nittany Lions clinched the point at the No. 3 position, with Gabriel Nemeth and Matt Galush defeating Giles Hussey and Jack MacFarlane 7-5.
The Panthers tied the match 1-1 as Andrukhou defeated Christian Lakoseljac 6-2, 7-5 at the No. 1 position before Penn State pulled ahead again as Acuna fell 6-4, 6-1. The Nittany Lions came within one of the clinch at the No. 5 position, with Galush defeating Kevin Huynh 7-6(6), 6-2.
GSU put the score at 3-2 when Bailey Showers earned a 6-2, 7-6(2) victory, and Coulaud tied the match with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win in the tiebreaker set. Penn State earned the clinch at the No. 4 position as Hussey fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Georgia State will return to the court on Monday afternoon, concluding spring break play at FAU.
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1. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Constant De La Basse (PSU) def. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) def. Gabriel Nemeth (PSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
4. Christos Antonopoulo (PSU) def. Giles Hussey (GSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Matt Galush (PSU) def. Kevin Huynh (GSU) 7-6 (6-0), 6-2
6. Bailey Showers (GSU) def. Alp Sentay (PSU) 6-2, 7-6 (2-0)
1. Sebastian Acuna/Andrei Duarte (GSU) def. Constant De La Basse/Christian Lakoseljac (PSU) 6-4
2. Alp Sentay/Christos Antonopoulo (PSU) def. Quentin Coulaud/Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) 6-4
3. Gabriel Nemeth/Matt Galush (PSU) def. Giles Hussey/Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 7-5