What you need to know
* The Panthers swept the No. 4 seed Troy in the SBC Tournament semifinals to advance to the finals.
* The team is now 14-10 on the season, with Andrei Andrukhou earning his second clinch in a row and fifth of the season.
* First serve against the No. 3 seed South Alabama in the tournament finals tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.- The Georgia State men’s tennis team earned its second 4-0 sweep in a row to advance to the Sun Belt Conference Championship finals tomorrow afternoon. Andrei Andrukhou clinched the match over Troy, his fifth of the season and second in a row.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 14-10 while the Trojans fell to 13-11.
GSU claimed the doubles point in straight sets, clinching the point at the No. 1 position. Andrukhou and Bailey Showers earned a 6-2 victory to put the Panthers up a set, with Sebastian Acuna and Andrei Duarte clinching the point 6-1.
Georgia State earned near simultaneous wins in singles to put the score at 3-0. Showers defeated Mustapha Belcora 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 6 position and Giles Hussey earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory to put the team within one of the clinch.
Andrukhou clinched at the No. 1 position with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Oskar Michalek, his team-leading fifth clinch of the season.
The Panthers will face the No. 3 South Alabama tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Ga. for a conference title and automatic NCAA berth. The tennis center is located 30 miles south of Atlanta, off exit 61 on i85 South. Admission to the tournament is free.
Live stats for all matches will be available on the Championship Central page at SunBeltSports.org. Live streaming will be available for the semifinal and championship matches and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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