Weekend Recap; Men Defeat Ranked Florida Tech

Weekend Recap; Men Defeat Ranked Florida Tech

AMERICUS - Facing what seems like an endless list of ranked opponents, Georgia Southwestern tennis delivered an upset on Friday when the men defeated No. 42 Florida Tech, 5-4. The Lady Hurricanes suffered a 9-0 setback to No. 24 FIT and both the men and the women were defeated 9-0 by top 10 Columbus State programs on Saturday.

The Lady Hurricanes return to the courts on Monday afternoon to meet Albany State at 1 p.m. The GSW men host ABAC on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Below is a recap of the weekend matches:


After dropping seven matches this spring to opponents ranked 14th or higher in the country, the Georgia Southwestern men's team delivered an upset of a ranked program, beating Florida Tech, 5-4, on Friday afternoon at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex. 

GSW put the pressure on FIT early after sweeping doubles play and taking a 3-0 lead.

Yvan Ruelle was two-time winner on the day, along with No. 2 doubles partner Ryan Bartz. Ruelle and Bartz teamed to defeat James McLane and Michael Schmidt, 8-5. Then, in singles action, Ruelle won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles over Barry Dylewski and Bartz defeated Schmidt, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 4 to give Southwestern the team victory.

The Hurricanes improved to 5-12 overall. FIT fell to 11-10.

Singles competition
1. Nicolas Clerc (FTM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-4
2. Beau Fieldsend (FTM) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) def. Barry Dylewski (FTM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) def. Michael Schmidt (FTM) 7-5, 6-2
5. D.J. Pate (FTM) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-2)
6. Daniel Armellino (FTM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Doubles competition
1. Jake Koonce/Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) def. Jorge Abarca Montero/Nicolas Clerc (FTM) 9-8
2. Ryan Bartz/Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) def. James McLane/Michael Schmidt (FTM) 8-5
3. Joseph Bjerregaard/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) def. Beau Fieldsend/Riley Lorenz (FTM) 8-5


The Hurricanes could manage only one upset over the weekend as No. 8 Columbus State defeated GSW 9-0 on Saturday afternoon. Southwestern knocked off No. 42 Florida Tech on Friday.

GSW had a shot at a point at No. 3 doubles with Chris Eastwood and Joseph Bjerregaard but the tandem fell in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-4).

On the singles side, Yvan Ruelle went to a tiebreaker to decide the match at No. 3 against Quentin Rayniere, but came up short, 10-5.

GSW is now 5-13 overall and 0-8 in Peach Belt Conference play. Columbus State improves to 18-2 and 7-1 in the PBC.

Singles competition
1. #23 Olivier Simonet (CSUM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-0
2. #48 Gordan Divljak (CSUM) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-2
3. Quentin Rayniere (CSUM) def. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Martin Shishkov (CSUM) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-1
5. Michael Trebuhov (CSUM) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-2
6. Oussama Zoghlami (CSUM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Gordan Divljak/Quentin Rayniere (CSUM) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov/Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 8-4
2. #6 Martin Shishkov/Olivier Simonet (CSUM) def. Ryan Bartz/Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 8-2
3. Michael Trebuhov/Adi Malicbegovic (CSUM) def. Chris Eastwood/Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 9-8 (7-4)


The Lady Hurricanes struggled against No. 24 Florida Tech, 9-0, on Friday afternoon at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex.

GSW could get little going as FIT won handily at every position.

Victoria Ondo tried to force a match-deciding tiebreaker at No. 4 singles, but fell short in a 6-0, 6-4 defeat to Abigail Greif.

Southwestern fell to 6-11 while FIT improved its record to 15-5.

Singles competition
1. Kristina Huba (FTW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
2. #19 Katarina Huba (FTW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Monica Price (FTW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-1
4. Abigail Greif (FTW) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-4
5. Stephanie Dohner (FTW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. Abbey Keister (FTW) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #12 Katarina Huba/Kristina Huba (FTW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-1
2. Abigail Greif/Stephanie Dohner (FTW) def. Victoria Ondo/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 8-2
3. Monica Price/Abbey Keister (FTW) def. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 8-1


Southwestern ran into an unhappy Columbus State squad coming off their only loss of the season, a defeat at the hands of Peach Belt Conference power No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic. The visiting Cougars took out their frustrations on the Lady 'Canes in a lopsided 9-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon in Americus.

GSW managed seven games in doubles play, but was overpowered by CSU in singles as the total game tally was 72-5 across the six matches.

The Lady Hurricanes drop to 6-12 overall and 2-8 in the PBC. Columbus State improves to 20-1 and 10-1 in conference.

Singles competition
1. #10 Paola Cigui (CSUW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
2. Milica Tomic (CSUW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
3. #49 Carolin Weikard (CSUW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
4. Olivera Jokic (CSUW) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
5. Andrea Redrado (CSUW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Sandra Jung (CSUW) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Paola Cigui/Milica Tomic (CSUW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-2
2. Carolin Weikard/Olivera Jokic (CSUW) def. Victoria Ondo/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 8-3
3. Renata Paiva/Andrea Redrado (CSUW) def. Melinda Vansant/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 8-2