No. 1 Pirates Advance To PBC Men's Tennis Title Match With 5-1 Win
GREENWOOD, S.C. - The top-ranked and top-seeded Armstrong Atlantic State University men's tennis team advanced to the Peach Belt Conference men's tennis championship match with a 5-1 win over fifth-seeded Georgia College on Saturday at the Joe Cabri Tennis Center.
The Pirates (23-0) will now face the winner of Columbus State and Lander for the league tournament title at 2:00 p.m. Georgia College falls to 11-8 on the season with the loss.
Armstrong won two of three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead heading into singles play. The top-ranked duo of Mikk Irdoja and Georgi Rumenov downed ninth-ranked Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles. Eudaldo Bonet and Matus Mydla downed Alex Shubert and Tyler Franks, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles, while Georgia College collected an 8-6 win by Wictor Andersson and Leo Bernardes over No. 16-ranked Sven Lalic and Pedro Scocuglia at No. 2 singles.
The Pirates clinched the match with three straight-set singles wins to earn the berth into the final. Top-ranked Rumenov beat No. 24-ranked Leborgne, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, while No. 32-ranked Lalic downed Shubert, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 4 singles and Daniel Regan collected a 6-2, 6-0 win over Franks at No. 6 singles.
Armstrong is searching for its eighth consecutive league tournament title as the Pirates have won seven straight dating back to 2005.