Peachtree City, Ga. – Playing for the first time outdoors in Georgia this season, the Georgia State men’s tennis team defeated Tennessee Tech 4-3 at the Peachtree City Tennis Center. The Panthers swept the doubles point and won three singles match to move to 4-6 on the season.
Starting off with doubles, the No. 1 doubles pair of Robert Schulze and Sofiane Chevallier defeated OleksiyArovin and Alberto Esteban 8-2. At No. 2 doubles, Thomas Cook and Valentin Horvat defeated Vasily Eremeev and Artem Tarasov 8-3. At No. 3 doubles, Eric Baum and Jannis Koeke won over Gagan Jain and Alvaro Cintas 8-1.
At No. 3 singles, Schulze picked up the first win of the day against Eremeev 6-3, 6-3. Soon after Chevallier, at No. 5 singles, blitzed Jain 6-0, 6-1. Felipe Jaworski sealed the win for the Panthers at No. 6 singles, defeating Tarasov 6-3, 6-2.
Playing at No. 1 singles for the first time this season, Koeke lost to Arovin 6-1, 6-4. At No. 2 singles, Cook lost to Esteban 6-3, 6-4. At No. 4 singles, Eric Baum lost to Cintas 6-3, 6-4, after battling back from 5-2 down in the second.
The Panthers are now 4-6 and will have four days to prepare with their Friday matchup with UAB. The Panthers and the Blazers will face off at 4 p.m. at the Dunwoody Country Club Friday afternoon. They will then face Nebraska on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Blackburn Tennis Center.