Eagles Sweep Pirates, 7-0
“We played a solid match today,” said head coach Justin Miles. “We improved upon our mistakes from our last match which was positive. But we still need to stay focused and get ready for our next match.”
Only three games were dropped by GS before the doubles point was clinched by the Eagles. Alain Garrido (Vigo, Spain) and Matthijs Verdam (Hilversum, The Netherlands) first walked off the courts carrying an 8-1 match win with them moments before Jayraj Jadeja (London, England) and Justin Flynn (Dublin, Ireland) clinched the point with an 8-2 victory at the two seed.
With the early advantage, Georgia Southern quickly opened its lead moving into singles action with quick wins at three and five. Bekkers waved only one game in 13 for a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Edson Alves at two, while Verdam dominated Kenneth Green for a 6-1, 6-1 win. Standing at 3-0, GS clinched the match with a Garrido victory at No. 4. The sophomore downed Alvin Fludd, 6-1, 6-2, to seal the win.
With the match decision already secured, the Eagles added three more singles wins to complete the sweep. Senior Jadeja was victorious at the top singles position in a super tiebreaker before Melian Puigventos grabbed a 6-0, 6-3 triumph over Gellert Varga at the two seed. Senior Flynn completed Georgia Southern’s scoring with a straight set win at No.6 over Marcelo Redo.
Georgia Southern continues home court play welcoming Jacksonville on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for a 2:30 p.m. non-conference match-up.
Georgia Southern 7, Hampton 0
Records: Georgia Southern 3-5, Hampton 1-1
1. Nelio Mattos/Gellert Varga (HU) d. Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos/Gregory Bekkers (GSU) 8-7(3)
2. Jayraj Jadeja/Justin Flynn (GSU) d. Edson Alves/Alvin Fludd (HU) 8-2*
3. Alain Garrido/Matthijs Verdam (GSU) d. Marcelo Reda/Kenneth Greeen (HU) 8-1
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
*Clinched the doubles point
1. Jayraj Jadeja (GSU) d. Nelio Mattos (HU) 1-6, 6-0, 1-0(9)
2. Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos (GSU) d. Gellert Varga (HU) 6-0, 6-3
3. Gregory Bekkers (GSU) d. Edson Alves (HU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alain Garrido (GSU) d. Alvin Fludd (HU) 6-1, 6-2*
5. Matthijs Verdam (GSU) d. Kenneth Green (HU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Justin Flynn (GSU) d. Marcelo Reda (HU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 5, 4, 1, 2, 6
*Clinched the match
- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 21 February 2010 18:12