SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 4-ranked Armstrong State University men's tennis team blanked visiting Young Harris College, 9-0, in Peach Belt Conference action on Saturday at the Armstrong Tennis Complex.
The Pirates improved to 14-5 overall and 7-1 in the league with the win, while Young Harris falls to 9-10 overall and 3-6 in the PBC with the loss. Armstrong State will be next in action on Sunday, hosting No. 5 Lander in a key league showdown at 10:00 a.m.
Armstrong State swept all three doubles matches from the Mountain Lions to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The No. 6-ranked duo of Jan Porteset and Alberto Caceres Casas defeated Alex Pavel and Raul Quevedo, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles, while Lorenzo Camilli and Bjorn Kurtze defeated Jan-Niklas Graetz and Javier Villar, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles. Ignacio Hernandez and Alvaro Cruz Chomorro finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-3 win over Mateo Besada and Tim Fleerkamp at No. 3 doubles.
The Pirates then swept all six singles matches for the final 9-0 margin. No. 13-ranked Caceres Casas defeated Daniel Tiboldi, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles, while No. 48-ranked Hernandez beat Mateo Besada, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. Porteset blanked Pavel, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles with Cruz Chomorro picking up a 7-5, 6-1 win over Villar at No. 4 singles. Camilli downed Fleerkamp, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 5 singles and Kurtze won a 10-point third-set tiebreaker, 6-2, 5-7, (10-7) over Graetz at No. 6 singles.