Lander Posts a Pair of Shutouts

AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams suffered 9-0 setbacks to Lander University on Friday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex. 

GSW MEN 0, #10 LANDER 9

The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team was unable to defeat its second-straight ranked team and lost 9-0 to NCAA Division II No. 10 Lander on Friday. The Hurricanes defeated the 10th-ranked NAIA program, Shorter University, on Tuesday.

Yvan Ruelle and Valentin Demande from GSW took the 11th-ranked doubles team of Oscar Axelsson and Adam Jonsson to a tiebreak at No. 1, eventually falling 9-8.

On the singles side, Ryan Bartz at No. 4 had the closest match, playing Samuel Poutignat to a score of 6-7, 3-6.

Singles competition
1. #15 Paul-Henri Arrigoni (LUM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-1
2. Vincent Verpeaux (LUM) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-1
3. Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-4
4. Samuel Poutignat (LUM) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 7-6, 6-3
5. Diego Zegarra (LUM) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ross Armstrong (LUM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #11 Oscar Axelsson/Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. Yvan Ruelle/Valentin Demande (GSW-M) 9-8
2. Paul-Henri Arrigoni/Maxime Desmars (LUM) def. Ryan Bartz/Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 8-4
3. Vincent Verpeaux/Samuel Poutignat (LUM) def. Stephen Moore/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 8-2

Lander improves to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the PBC. GSW is drops to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in PBC play. The Hurricanes travel to Atlanta on Sunday to meet Division I Georgia State in a non-conference affair at 6 p.m.

GSW WOMEN 0, LANDER 9

The Georgia Southwestern women's tennis team suffered 9-0 defeat at the hands of Lander (5-4, 2-1 PBC) on Friday afternoon.

The Lady Hurricanes' (3-4, 1-2 PBC) best opportunity for a point against the Lady Bearcats, came at No. 5 singles where Mollie McGowan dropped a 7-5, 7-5 decision to Eliza Adusumilli. Kalie Douberly lost a first-set tiebreak to Brandi Cordell at No. 2 singles for GSW before dropping the second set 6-3.

In doubles action, Carly Cangelosi and Ginny Jones had a strong showing at No. 1 for GSW, but came up short in an 8-6 loss.

Singles competition
1. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW2) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0
2. Brandi Cordell (LUW2) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 7-6, 6-3
3. Eliza Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 7-5, 7-5
4. Cayce Bradley (LUW2) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-1
5. Lori Flick (LUW2) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-3
6. Raissa Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Jessica Rigdon (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Aurelia Ruffat/Eliza Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-6
2. Brandi Cordell/Cayce Bradley (LUW2) def. Mollie McGowan/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 8-3
3. Nicola James/Raissa Adusumilli (LUW2) def. Melinda Vansant/Holly Craig (GSW-W) 8-4
 

Both GSW squads resume Peach Belt Conference play on Tuesday with 1 p.m. matches at perennial power Armstrong Atlantic.