ATLANTA – The Georgia State men’s tennis team will play Tennessee Tech on Sunday in its lone match of the weekend. The Panthers were originally scheduled to also play UNC-Greensboro, but weather forced that match to be cancelled.
The Panthers (3-6) will face Tennessee Tech (0-5) at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Ga.
The Golden Eagles have suffered losses to Tennessee, Chattanooga, Toledo, Louisville and UNC Asheville. Tennessee Tech’s Oleksiy Arovin is the only Golden Eagle with a winning record, going 3-1 at No. 1 singles.
Georgia State is coming off a 1-2 weekend against three Top-70 ranked opponents. The Panthers upset No. 67 ETSU, 4-3, on Feb. 8. Six of the Panthers’ opponents have been ranked 67 or better. Georgia State is 2-1 against unranked opponents.
Freshman Jannis Koeke was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week Tuesday. Koeke earned the award after going 3-0 in singles last weekend against members of ranked teams. His first win came at No. 4 singles against Guillermo Nicol of No. 61 Wichita State, 6-1, 6-3. He then defeated Sebastian Yllera of No. 67 ETSU at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-4. He also combined with Sofiane Chevallier at No. 3 doubles in that same match and won 6-5 (9-7) to help give the Panthers the doubles point and help them upset ETSU 4-3. Koeke then finished his weekend at No. 2 singles, defeating Sebastian Sachs of No. 29 Oklahoma State 6-5, 6-3. Koeke is 5-3 on the season.
The Panthers and the Golden Eagles will face off on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Peachtree City Tennis Center. Live stats will be available for the match.