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March 17, 2013

Valdosta State tennis teams beat UAH

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Valdosta State’s men’s tennis team never trailed on Saturday, and defeated Alabama-Huntsville 6-3 in a Gulf South Conference match at the UAH Tennis Courts.

Konstantin Kutschenko and Mario Navarro defeated Fredrik Graaner and Nestor Perez 8-2 at No. 1 doubles to open the scoring. UAH’s Christopher Kano and Guillermo Reyes defeated VSU’s Joachim Schemm and Andrew Harvin by the same score at No. 3 doubles to even the score. Taamo Haake and Sebastian Jasyk put VSU back in front with an 8-6 victory over Jose Soto and Raphael Oliveira at No. 2 doubles.

The 11th-ranked Kutschenko opened singles scoring with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Soto at No. 1. Schemm topped Graaner 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2. Navarro sealed the Blazers’ victory with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 win over Perez at No. 3. Oliviera defeated Harvin 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6. Kano scored the final Charger point with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jasyk at No. 5. Haake downed Reyes 7-5, 6-4 at No. 5.

Valdosta State’s women’s team swept the singles matches, and defeated Alabama-Huntsville 8-1 on Saturday.

Valdosta State jumped out to the early lead, winning two of the three doubles points. Michelle Fischer and Alina Nagel opened the scoring with an 8-0 win over Lina Caravajal and Maria Lawton at No. 1 doubles. Alejandra Pacheco and Kasi McDonald evened the match with an 8-4 win over Jennifer Rink and Jessica Tuggle at No. 3, but Laura Ubeda and Julianna Boehm topped Katie Bryant and Jessica Groupierre 8-6 at No. 2 to give VSU a 2-1 lead.

Fischer extended the Lady Blazer lead to two with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Groupierre at No. 1 singles, then Nagel topped Caravajal 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. Rink sealed the win with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lawton at No. 3. Ubeda topped Pacheco 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4. Tuggle topped McDonald 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6. Boehm ended the match with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Bryant at No. 5.

Valdosta State returns to action today at 10:00 a.m., when it visits North Alabama.

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