CSU Sports Information - The top-ranked Columbus State University men's tennis team beat eighth-ranked Valdosta State, 6-1 on Sunday. The match took place at the John W. Walden Tennis Center, in Columbus.
CSU has been unstoppable in doubles to open the season and the trend continued Sunday. Top-ranked Alvaro Regalado and Zach Whaanga took down Florian Simbozel and Yohan Nguyen at the number one spot 6-1. The 15th-ranked duo of KP Pannu and Matei Avram won their doubles match 6-2 while Fabien Asdrubal and Arnold Kokulewski teamed up to get a 6-3 win as the Cougars earned the doubles point.
Singles play saw a top-three showdown at the number one spot. Top-ranked Pannu squared off against third-ranked Jordi Mas. Pannu took the first set 6-4 before Mas returned the favor winning by winning 6-1 to force a third set. It was Pannu who then raced his way through the third set shutting Mas out 6-0 to take the match.
In the third spot, it was 25th-ranked Whaanga who defeated one of his doubles opponents Simbozel 7-5, 6-4. Tommaso Schold won 6-1, 6-2 in the fifth spot while Avram got the job done in straight sets winning each set by a 6-2 score.
Columbus State will play again on Tuesday, taking on Morehouse College at the John W. Walden Tennis Center.