What you need to know:
* The Panthers bounced back from a three-match losing streak with a 4-3 win over North Florida Friday afternoon.
* Freshman Kevin Huynh clinched the match, his first of the season.
* The team will close out the weekend with a 1:30 p.m. match against Charlotte Saturday afternoon.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The Georgia State men’s tennis team snapped a three-match losing streak Friday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over North Florida. Freshman Kevin Huynh earned the clinch at the No. 5 position, his first of the season.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 5-6 on the season while the Ospreys fell to 3-6.
GSU went ahead in doubles play, clinching the point in the third set. Andrei Andrukhou and Quentin Coulaud earned a 6-1 victory over Jefta Kecic and Nilo Duarte but the Panthers split doubles as Sebastian Acuna and Andrei Duarte fell 5-7. Giles Hussey and Kevin Huynh clinched the point at the No. 3 position with a 6-4 win over Till Von Winning and Joe Ellis.
The team went up 2-0 at the No. 3 position in singles play, with Hussey earning a 6-0, 6-2 win. Andrukhou put GSU within one of the clinch with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Kecic, and Huynh clinched the match at the No. 5 position with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Nilo Duarte.
The final three matches went into the tiebreaker, with MacFarlane, Coulaud, and Showers falling.
Georgia State will return to the court tomorrow, facing Charlotte at 1:30 p.m. in the final match of the weekend.
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1. Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Jefta Kecic (UNF) 6-4, 6-1
2. Lasse Muscheites (UNF) def. Quentin Coulaud (GSU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
3. Giles Hussey (GSU) def. Till Von Winning (UNF) 6-0, 6-2
4. Sahil Deshmukh (UNF) def. Jack MacFarlane (GSU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)
5. Kevin Huynh (GSU) def. Nilo Duarte (UNF) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
6. Joe Ellis (UNF) def. Bailey Showers (GSU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
1. Quentin Coulaud/Andrei Andrukhou (GSU) def. Jefta Kecic/Nilo Duarte (UNF) 6-1
2. Sahil Deshmukh/Lasse Muscheites (UNF) def. Sebastian Acuna/Andrei Duarte (GSU) 7-5
3. Giles Hussey/Kevin Huynh (GSU) def. Till Von Winning/Joe Ellis (UNF) 6-4