What you need to know:
* The Panthers defeated Florida Atlantic 4-2 to close out spring break play.
* Freshman Andrei Duarte clinched the win, his first of the season.
* The team is 9-8 with the win.
BOCA RATON, Fla.- The Georgia State men’s tennis closed out spring break play with a 4-2 win at Florida Atlantic Monday afternoon. Freshman Andrei Duarte clinched the match, his first of the season of the season.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 9-8 while the Owls fell to 12-6.
Due to rain delays, only singles matches were played.
Giles Hussey earned the first victory for GSU, defeating Gabriel Sidney 6-3, 6-0. FAU tied the match at the No. 4 position, as Bailey Showers fell 6-3, 6-1. The Panthers took the lead again at the No. 1 position, with Sebastian Acuna earning a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Remi Chancerel.
Quentin Coulaud put Georgia State within one of the clinch, earning a 6-3, 1-6, 10-8 win in the tie-breaker set. The Owls earned their final victory at the No. 5 position, with Jack MacFarlane falling in the third set. Duarte earned the clinch at the No. 6 position, defeating Ignacio Jimenez 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.
"Overall I'm proud of the way our team was able to push through a tough match against FAU and put the tough loss against Penn State behind us," head coach Jonathan Wolff said. "There were tough conditions with the wind out there today but we found a way to use it to our advantage and come out with the victory. Now we will take a few dadys off over break and get right back to training in preparation for Georgia Southern."
The Panthers will return to the court to close out March play, facing rival Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga. on March 30.
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1. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) def. Remi Chancerel (FAU) 6-3, 7-6
2. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) def. Jason Legall (FAU) 6-3, 1-6, 10-8
3. Giles Hussey (GSU) def. Gabriel Sidney (FAU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Ignacio Garcia (FAU) def. Bailey Showers (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Arthur Stefani (FAU) def. Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
6. Andrei Duarte (GSU) def. Ignacio Jimenez (FAU) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6