Eagles Fall to #70 Stetson, Rescheduled for Sunday
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Men's Tennis team couldn't break through on Saturday afternoon against No. 70 Stetson. The Eagles fell by a 6-1 score to the Hatters at Hanner Tennis Complex.
The Eagles (1-11) began the match by narrowly losing the doubles point. (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and (Orange Park, Fla.) put the Eagles behind by falling at No. 2 doubles to begin play. (Martinez, Ga.) and (Vigo, Spain), fresh off their win over the No. 57 doubles team in the country, leveled the match with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. With the doubles point on the line, (Sarasota, Fla.) and (Manresa, Spain) narrowly were defeated, 8-6, in a thriller at No. 3 doubles.
The Hatters used the momentum gained from winning the doubles point to fuel them in singles play. (Vienna, Austria) and Hoffman fell at No. 6 and No. 2 singles to give Stetson a 3-0 lead. The Hatters clinched the match when Garrido was defeated, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Codina Sala lost, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3 singles, while Rush lost at No. 5 singles, 7-6, 6-2, to give Stetson their total of six match victories. The lone singles win for the Eagles came on the racket of Dromsky at No. 4 singles, notching his second match victory of the day, when he prevailed in a third-set match tiebreaker, 6-3, 2-6, 10-4.
The schedule of play for the weekend series between Georgia Southern, Georgia State, and Stetson has been altered. Georgia Southern's bout with in-state rival Georgia State has been rescheduled for Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Hanner Tennis Complex. The scheduled match between Georgia State and Stetson has been canceled.
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- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:31