What you need to know:
* The Panthers will close out March play at rival Georgia Southern Friday afternoon and open April play at home Sunday against Elon.
* The match against the Eagles will be the second conference match for GSU this season.
* The team is 9-8 (1-0 SBC) and enters the weekend ona one-match winning streak.
ATLANTA- The Georgia State men’s tennis team will return to the court after nearly three weeks off for two weekend matches, facing rival Georgia Southern Friday and hosting Elon Sunday.
The Panthers are 9-8 (1-0 SBC) after splitting spring break play, entering the weekend on a one-match winning streak.
Senior Sebastian Acuna leads the team in singles play, going 5-1 in his last six matches and 9-2 overall. Acuna has been moving up in the lineup, winning in his first appearance at the No. 1 position at Florida Atlantic.
Sophomore Quentin Coulaud will enter the weekend on a three-match winning streak, with his last loss coming at the beginning of March. His winning streak is the second longest on the team, with Andrei Duarte winning his last four.
The team is continuing to improve in doubles play, with Giles Hussey and Jack MacFarlane holding a 3-1 record at primarily the No. 3 position. The Panthers have clinched the doubles point in three of their last four matches, with Hussey and MacFarlane clinching the point twice.
Georgia Southern is 11-10 (1-1 SBC) and on a two-match losing streak, most recently falling to Troy at home. The Eagles fell 6-1 to Charlotte on the road in February, while the Panthers earned a 5-2 victory the week before.
Elon is 12-5 and on a seven-match win-streak, with its last loss coming against Yale to close out February play. The Phoenix will face Charlotte on the road Friday before coming to Atlanta Sunday.
First serve against Georgia Southern at the Wallis Tennis Center is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, while the Panthers will host Elon at 2 p.m. at GSU Clarkston.
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