AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern State University women's tennis team rolled through singles competition on Saturday afternoon to rally from a 3-0 deficit and win 5-3 at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex against Point University. The men's match was much closer than the 8-1 loss for GSW would appear as one of the doubles matches was decided by two games and a pair of the singles matches came down to 10-point tiebreakers.
GSW WOMEN 5, POINT 3
The Lady Hurricanes lost only one set in singles play to pick up the come-from-behind victory. Charli Allen had the shortest match of the afternoon with her 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles. Celia del Castillo lost only four games at No. 1 and Anneliese Leahy did the same at No. 5.
Del Castillo and Maria Taboada had the best opportunity for a win in doubles, falling two points shy after dropping a 7-5 tiebreaker to decide the match at No. 1.
GSW improved its record to 2-3 while Point fell to 1-1.
The ladies return to action on Friday with matches in Albany, Ga., against Huntingdon College and Albany State University.
GSW MEN 1, POINT 8
Alex Canovas Ferrando took the first set from Federico Barbon, but a tiebreaker decided the match at No. 1 singles. Barbon came back for the 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) win. Steven Blythe pushed Julien Pereria to a decisive tiebreaker, that had to go to extra points, after winning the second set, but Pereria prevailed 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
GSW fell to 2-2 this spring with the loss while Point improved its record to 5-0.
The men return to action Saturday with a trip to NCAA Division I member Mercer University for an 11 a.m. match.