West Florida Edges Out VSU Men’s, Women’s Tennis

| March 28, 2016

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – A thrilling matchup between two of the nation’s best ended in favor of West Florida by a narrow margin, as the No. 4 ranked Argonauts outlasted the No. 8 ranked Valdosta State Blazers in Gulf South Conference men’s tennis action on Friday in Pensacola, Fla.

Alex Peyrot and Kenny Brasil teamed up as the nation’s No. 3 ranked doubles contingent to defeat Gereon Heitmann and Niklas Herbring 8-4 at No. 1, before Juan Pablo and Pedro Roese knocked off Xavier Pineda and Leo Blay, 8-5, at No. 2. In the third doubles match, Pablo Tellez and Pablo Borrero took down VSU’s Jordi Mas and Fernando Rivas.

The Blazers (7-4, 3-1 GSC) came roaring back in singles action, beginning with No. 8 ranked Blay, who defeated No. 7 Peyrot 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 at the No. 1 position of the day’s singles lineup.

Heitmann kept it going at No. 2 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 36 ranked Juan Pablo Boada, but UWF’s Brasil defeated Rivas, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 and Mas fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 4.

The two singles wins gave the Argonauts (12-3, 6-0 GSC) the points they needed to take the match, despite Valdosta State’s Niklas Herbring picking up a 7-6, 6-0 win over Roese at No. 5 and Pineda’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Douglas Boe at No. 6.

In Gulf South Conference women’s tennis action on Friday, the No. 6 ranked West Florida Argonauts picked up a 9-0 win over the Valdosta State Lady Blazers at Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on Friday in Pensacola, Fla.

The Argonauts broke out in front 3-0 after the opening rounds of doubles action, after Hannah Toro and Valeria Mantilla defeated Taylor Vinge and Josephine Jedrychowski 8-3. Paula Lopez and Nina Bubelova followed at No. 2 with an 8-3 win over Laura Ubeda and Sabrina Schmidt, and Kat Dikosavljevic and Dianna Vlad scored an 8-6 win over Anke Poncelet and Daniella Barta at No. 3.

UWF held momentum in singles action, while also benefitting from some misfortune on VSU’s part, as Bea Morales Hernandez was forced to retire her match at No. 1 after suffering an injury.

Lopez overtook Ubeda, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2, before Bubelova toppled Schmidt, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 3. Sarai Flores and Vlad closed out the match with 7-6, 7-5 and 6-2, 6-2 wins over Poncelet and Barta, respectively.

The Lady Blazers fell to 5-6 overall with the loss and saw their conference record even up at 2-2. The Argonauts improved to 13-2 overall and remained perfect in conference play, improving to 6-0.



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