'Canes Drop A Pair of 7-2 Matches On Opening Day

'Canes Drop A Pair of 7-2 Matches On Opening Day

AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams lost a pair of matches, 7-2, against Shorter University on Saturday afternoon at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex in the season opener for both schools.


The Hurricanes won at No. 2 doubles and No. 6 singles against the Hawks.

Tommy Cangelosi and Chris Eastwood picked up GSW's lone win in doubles play when they defeated Colt Kelley and Robert Watson, 8-2. The matches at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles were decided by a total of three games. Evgeniv Vinogradov and Jake Koonce lost 9-7 at No. 1 and Joseph Bjerregaard and Matt Vansant fell 9-8 at No. 3.

Valentin Demande earned the Hurricanes lone win on the singles side with his 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6. Stephen Moore lost a match-deciding, 10-point tiebreaker at No. 5.

Singles competition
1. Romain Ferreira (SU-M) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) 7-5, 6-4
2. Romain Lefevre (SU-M) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-4
3. Marc Guerry (SU-M) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-2, 7-5
4. Nikola Pavlovic (SU-M) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
5. Arturo Lifshutz (SU-M) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Valentin Demande (GSW-M) def. Colt Kelley (SU-M) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Romain Lefevre/Romain Ferreira (SU-M) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov/Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 9-7
2. Tommy Cangelosi/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) def. Colt Kelley/Robert Watson (SU-M) 8-2
3. Nikola Pavlovic/Marc Guerry (SU-M) def. Joseph Bjerregaard/Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 9-8



The Lady Hurricanes were unable to pick up a win in doubles play before earning two victories in singles.

Newcomer Taylor Jones was victorious in her GSW debut at No. 5 singles, winning 7-5, 6-3. Mollie McGowan won by the same score at No. 6.

Carly Cangelosi and Victoria Ondo played the closest match in doubles, losing 8-6 at No. 1 to Candice Laurent and Aurelie Gaborit.

Singles competition
1. Candice Laurent (SU-W) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-2
2. Iesha Holton (SU-W) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-2
3. Aurelie Gaborit (SU-W) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-3
4. Aurore Beltrando (SU-W) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-2
5. Taylor Jones (GSW-W) def. Alicia Gallard (SU-W) 7-5, 6-3
6. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) def. Sicquena Sinclair (SU-W) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Candice Laurent/Aurelie Gaborit (SU-W) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 8-6
2. Alicia Gallard/Aurore Beltrando (SU-W) def. Kalie Douberly/Taylor Jones (GSW-W) 8-5
3. Sicquena Sinclair/Iesha Holton (SU-W) def. Ginny Jones/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 8-5
Both GSW squads resume play on Sunday with 2 p.m. matches at Tuskegee University.