What you need to know:

*Georgia State defeated Houston Baptist and Austin Peay on Sunday to cap off a perfect 4-0 weekend in Gulf Shores.

*Four GSU pairs went 2-0 on the day, and three pairs were a perfect 4-0 on the weekend.

*The Panthers return to the sand Tuesday afternoon taking on Southern California and Florida Gulf Coast at the GSU Beach Complex.

 


GULF SHORES, Ala.- The Georgia State Sandy Panthers dominated in a pair of wins Sunday in Gulf Shores. GSU defeated Houston Baptist 4-1 before knocking off Austin Peay 5-0 to improve to 8-4 on the year.

 

Four Georgia State pairs, Eden Hawes and Georgia Johnson, Olivia Stasevich and Maddy Delmonte, Kate Novack and Brooke Weiner, and Becky Tresham and Maddie Gordon all went 2-0 on the day.

 

The fun started when for the second time in two days Maddie Gordon and Becky Tresham got things started with a win on court five. Stasevich and Delmonte made it 2-0 Panthers with a two set win on court two moments before Hawes and Georgia Johnson clinched the dual with a win on court one. Novack and Weiner would win a marathon 27-25 first set and follow with a convincing 21-13 second set win to give the Panthers their fourth and final victory of the dual on the way to a 4-1 win.

 

In the weekend finale, Bailey Hatchett and Bekah Brodbeck made their season debut as a pair and took down their opponents in two sets, 21-13, 21-12. Tresham and Gordon playing on court four would win 21-9, 21-13, and GSU would cruise on courts one, two, and three to sweep the Governors 5-0.

 

On the weekend GSU went 17-3 in individual matches and earned two sweeps. The Sandy Panthers did not give up a match on courts one two, or three all weekend. The perfect weekend in the top flight improved Johnson and Hawes to 9-3 on the season, while Delmonte and Stasevich moved to 8-4, and Weiner and Novack jumped to 6-1.

 

The Panthers are back in action Tuesday afternoon for a pair of home matches at the GSU Beach Complex. Georgia State will host second ranked Southern California and Florida Gulf Coast at the Day of Duals Tournament in downtown Atlanta.

 

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RESULTS:

Georgia State 4, Houston Baptist 1

Court 1: Eden Hawes/Georgia Johnson (GS) def. Tori Hinojosa/Bailey Banks (HB): 22-20, 21-19

Court 2: Maddy Delmonte/Olivia Stasevich (GS) def. Natalie Bennett/Maddie Butters (HB): 21-15, 21-14

Court 3: Brooke Weiner/Kate Novack (GS) def. Kylie Bryan/ Lindsey Harris (HB): 27-25, 21-11

Court 4: Brennan Miller/Lauren Huggins (HB) def. Mattie Johnson/Kelly Dorn (GS): 21-19, 21-17

Court 5: Becky Tresham/Maddie Gordon (GS) def. Meagan Carter/Danielle Wheeler (HB): 21-17, 21-11

Georgia State 5, Austin Peay 0

Court 1: Eden Hawes/Georgia Johnson (GS) def. Ginny Gerig/ Ciera Koons (AP): 21-10, 21-12

Court 2: Maddy Delmonte/Olivia Stasevich (GS) def. Cori Theiss/Brooke Moore (AP): 22-20, 19-21,15-9

Court 3: Brooke Weiner/Kate Novack (GS) def. Haley Turner/Jenna Panning (AP): 21-10, 21-14

Court 4: Becky Tresham/Maddie Gordon (GS) def. Lucy Randall/ Chloe Stitt (AP): 21-9, 21-13

Court 5: Bekah Brodbeck/Bailey Hatchet (GS) def. Caroline Waite/Claire Darland (AP): 21-13, 21-12