VSU Tennis Splits with Embry Riddle

By: VSU Sports Information
By: VSU Sports Information

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Valdosta State Tennis hosted Embry Riddle Saturday and earned a split decision. The Blazers continued their stellar season with another win to move to 12-1 with a 6-3 win while the Lady Blazers fall to 3-11 with a 9-0 loss.

The Valdosta State men started strong in doubles play with wins in the top two spots. No. 2 Daniel Dueren and Christian Hansen squeaked one out against Chris Freeman and David Spennare, 9-8. In the second spot, No. 11 Philip Pakebusch and Luis Loeffler won a little more convincingly, 8-3, over Simon Felix and Peter Francis.

Bernhard Wallner and Otto Lenhart fell in the third spot to Adrian Bayh and Istvan Bolgar, 8-5. Wallner, however, was able to get a win in singles against Bayh. After taking the first set, 6-4, Wallner was up 4-1 in the second when Bayh retired.

At fifth and fourth singles, Valdosta State dropped two points. Konstantin Kutschenko fell to No. 13 Simon Felix, 7-5, 6-4, in the fourth spot while Lenhart dropped to No. 23 David Spennare, 6-4, 6-3, in the fifth slot.

No. 19 Dueren, No. 30 Hansen and No. 31 Loeffler all took wins in the top three singles spots. Dueren put away Freeman, 6-4, 6-3, while Hansen beat Patrick Besch, 6-3, 6-4.

Loeffler survived the closest match of the day. After dropping the first set to No. 15 Francis, Loeffler rebounded to win the match, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The women found Embry Riddle to be a bit tougher. Second and third doubles both fell by a score of 8-0. No. 19 Alina Nagel and Sarah Braun put up a fight to win five games, but it wasn’t enough as Ekaterina Kamendova and Rocio Frej won the top doubles slot, 8-5.

Singles play was much of the same. Braun played VSU’s closest match, but fell to Kamendova, 6-4, 7-5. The Lady Blazers dropped the other five singles points as well to fall, 9-0.

Both teams will be in action next weekend in Montgomery, Ala. at the Gulf South Conference Tournament.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 119550189 - wctv.tv/a?a=119550189
Gray Television, Inc.