What you need to know
* The Panthers earned a 6-1 victory over the UAB Blazers Sunday afternoon in the team's third home match of the season.
* The team is now 9-6 on the season (1-1 SBC), with Sebastian Acuna earning his second match-clinching point of the season.
* GSU will return to the court on March 12 at Elon in the first of four Carolina road matches.
ATLANTA- The No. 30 Georgia State men’s tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over Middle Tennessee Sunday afternoon. Sebastian Acuna clinched the match for GSU, his second match-clinching point of the season.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 8-6 overall (1-1 SBC) on the season while the Blue Raiders fell to 4-8.
Georgia State opened the match clinching the doubles point in the top two matches. Zackery Kennedy and Andrei Andrukhou defeated Gonzalo Morell and Tom Moonen 6-3, while Felipe Jaworski and Quentin Coulaud defeated Nicolas Buitrago and Max Rauch 6-4.
Jannis Koeke was the first Panther to finish singles play, earning a 6-2, 6-0 win over Negre. Kennedy put GSU up 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Morell, before Acuna clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Gian Issa in the No. 5 match.
Coulaud earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Luis Morillo Diaz to put Georgia State up 5-0. At the No. 2 match, Andrukhou fell 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in the super-breaker to Moonen. Jaworski was the final Panther to finish, defeating Rauch 6-1, 4-6, 11-9 in the No. 6 match.
GSU will be back in action at Elon on March 12 for the first of four Carolina matches.
1. Zackery Kennedy (GSU) def. Gonzalo Morell (MT) 6-4, 6-1
2. Tom Moonen (MT) def. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
3. Jannis Koeke (GSU) def. Miguel Negre (MT) 6-2, 6-0
4. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) def. Luis Morillo Diaz (MT) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sebastian Acuna (GSU) def. Gian Issa (MT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Felipe Jaworski (GSU) def. Max Rauch (MT) 6-1, 4-6, 11-9
1. Zackery Kennedy/Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Gonzalo Morell/Tom Moonen (MT) 6-3
2. Felipe Jaworski/Quentin Coulaud (GSU) def. Nicolas Buitrago/Max Rauch (MT) 6-4
3. Sebastian Acuna/Jannis Koeke (GSU) vs. Miguel Negre/Gian Issa (MT) 3-5, unfinished