COLUMBIA, S.C. – Georgia State men’s tennis successfully wrapped up its first tournament of the fall schedule, finishing with a pair of runner-up honors from Jack MacFarlane and Giles Hussey in Flight A Doubles and Bailey Showers and Diego Padilha in Flight B Doubles.
Also highlighting the weekend for the Panthers were Andrei Duarte and Roberts Grinvalds, who each made it to the semifinals of their respective singles draw. Overall, Georgia State concluded its first tournament of the fall with a 28-15 overall record.
“Overall it was great to see everyone especially the freshmen compete in the first tournament of the fall,” GSU head coach Jonathan Wolff said. “Everyone was able to play to their full potential at some point during the tournament and it showed in the overall number of match wins in both singles and doubles."
MacFarlane and Hussey rattled off three straight victories on their way to the finals of the Flight A Doubles bracket before falling to Trevor Foshey and Gregor Ramskogler of Mississippi State 9-8, 7-4. Grinvalds and Duarte also competed in the Flight A Doubles bracket, finishing with a 1-1 record.
In Flight B Doubles, Showers and Padilha won their first three matches before losing in the finals to Alex Phillips and Blake Croyder of Georgia 8-6. Also playing for GSU in the Flight B Doubles draw was Quentin Coulaud and Patrick Lazo, who ended the weekend 1-1.
Grinvalds finished with a 3-1 record in the Flight A Singles, losing his only match of the tournament to Adam Walton of Tennessee 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinal round. Hussey ended with a 3-1 singles record and made it to the quarterfinals of the Flight A Singles bracket, while Coulaud finished 2-2.
Padilha rebounded from his opening round loss in Flight B Singles with four consecutive victories to end the weekend 4-1. Also competing in the Flight B Singles draw were MacFarlane and Showers, who went 2-2 and 1-2.
Duarte won his first three matches in the Flight C Singles bracket before falling to Winthrop’s Gabriel Dias 7-6, 6-3. Also competing in the Flight C draw as Lazo, who won his first two matches before losing in the quarterfinals to Yash Parikh of Davidson 6-3, 6-4.
"We came up short in a couple of doubles finals with some match points in there, but it’s great we have the time to correct a few things and play the pressure points better," Wolff said. “The coaching staff and the team are looking forward to getting back to work on the court in preparation for our next preseason tournament."
Georgia State returns to action Oct. 5 for the Mercer Gridiron Classic in Macon, Ga.
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