Eagles Suffer Tough Loss to Owls
STATESBORO, Ga. - Bad fortune continued for the Georgia Southern Men's Tennis team on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles fell to the Kennesaw State Owls by a 6-1 score. The Owls improved to 5-3 on the season.
The Eagles (1-8) were unable to gain momentum early in the match, narrowly losing the doubles point. (Vigo, Spain) and (Martinez, Ga.) got the Eagles on the board with an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles. However, the No. 2 doubles team of (Vienna, Austria) and (Orange Park, Fla.) fell by an 8-4 count. (Sarasota, Fla.) and (Manresa, Spain) suffered a similar fate at No. 3 doubles, dropping the match by an 8-5 score and giving the doubles point to the Owls.
The Eagles were never quite able to get into the match in singles play. Rush and Felt lost matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, then Garrido lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to clinch the match victory for the Owls. Codina Sala leveled the match at No. 3 singles by winning the second set but then lost the decisive third set. Dromsky jumped to an early one-set lead at No. 4 singles but then dropped the second in a tiebreaker and then lost the decisive third-set match tiebreaker. The bright spot for the Eagles was Hoffman's comeback victory at No. 2 singles, marking his second career collegiate singles victory and first at the No. 2 position. He prevailed, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The Eagles have faced an arduous schedule of non-conference opponents. Six of their eight losses have been to teams who have records above .500. The team looks to regroup as it takes an off-week and prepares for conference foes Davidson and UNC Greensboro on the weekend of March 3-4 at Hanner Tennis Complex.
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- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:28