CSU Men’s And Women’s Tennis Teams Win

By CSU Sports Information

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The second-ranked Columbus State University men's tennis team continued their road dominance by defeating Young Harris 6-1 on Saturday. The Peach Belt Conference match took place at the Bob and Gayle Nichols Tennis Complex. 

The duo of KP Pannu and Zach Whaanga got together and grinded out a close 7-6 win against their counterparts at the top doubles spot for CSU. 

Over at second doubles the Cougars put Arnold Kokulewski and Matei Avram on the court and came away with a 6-2 victory. At third it was Alvaro Regalado and Fabien Asdrubal who finished the sweep at doubles for CSU with a 6-4 triumph. 

Columbus State (18-2, 7-0 PBC) made some switches heading into singles play as top-ranked Pannu sat out for the Cougars.

At first singles it was Asdrubal who got the nod and battled his way to a third set tiebreaker. But the freshman fell just short, losing 6-4, 2-6, 3-10 in the tiebreaker. 

Every other court in singles play though would go the Cougars way as they exerted their dominance. 

At second singles 36th-ranked Whaanga snatched the straight set victory for CSU with a score of 6-4, 6-4. 25th-ranked Regalado was taken to three sets, but squeaked out the 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 point. 

The final three courts resulted in straight set wins for Columbus State. 

Kokulewski came out on top 6-3, 6-0 on fourth singles while Avram gave up just two games winning 6-0, 6-2 over at fifth. In the final singles slot it was Tommaso Schold who grabbed a 6-0, 7-5 victory as the Cougars rolled their way to another conference win. 

Columbus State will return home to take on Francis Marion on Saturday, April 13. The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. at the Walden Tennis Center.

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The 8th-ranked Columbus State University women's tennis team earned another 7-0 sweep in conference play, this time defeating Young Harris on Sunday. The Peach Belt Conference match took place at the Bob and Gayle Nichols Tennis Complex. 

The Lady Cougars opened up doubles play with Marleen Tilgner and Luise Sachs at the top spot. The duo didn't allow the Mountain Lions to win a game as they swept their way to a 6-0 scoreline. Over at second doubles it was Noa Davico and Clara Audap who picked up a 6-1 win to give CSU the doubles point. 

Young Harris had just four players in the match as Candice Paya and Natalia Kattah Paz didn't get to play anyone at third doubles but still picked up the win. 

After winning in doubles, Tilgner took down her singles opponent in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 to grab the point on the top court.

55th-ranked Beatriz Lopez, who sat out doubles, cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 straight set win at second singles to give CSU another point. 

Over at third singles 70th-ranked Sachs picked up a dominating 6-1, 6-3 victory while Audap finished things off for the Lady Cougars at fourth singles winning 6-2, 6-0. 

With only four players available there were no matches for Davico and Paz over at fifth and sixth singles. 

Columbus State will return home to take on Francis Marion on Saturday, April 13. The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. at the Walden Tennis Center.

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