AUGUSTA, Ga. - The top-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong State University women's tennis team took advantage of a shorthanded Augusta University squad to notch an 8-1 Peach Belt Conference win on Sunday in Augusta.
The Jaguars (4-5, 0-4 PBC) played with just five players in the match. Armstrong State improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the league with the win. The Pirates will return to action on Wednesday, hosting Tiffin in a 3:00 p.m. non-conference contest at the Armstrong Tennis Complex.
With only five players, the Pirates won at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles by walkover. In the other doubles matches, No. 2-ranked Lena Lutzeier and Diana Stomlega beat Eva Miralles-Miro and Marie Cantenot, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles, while Tatjana Stoll and Tamri Chalaganidze defeated Merye Gobernate and Alejandra G. Arranz, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles.
In singles play, No. 11-ranked Lutzeier bested Gobernate, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while No. 30-ranked Stoll beat Arranz, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. No. 13-ranked Stomlega downed Miralles-Miro, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3 singles and Chalaganidze picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win over Cantenot at No. 5 singles. Augusta State's point came at No. 4 singles where Amelia Pinoargote beat Lenka Styblova in a third-set 10-point tiebreaker, 6-0, 1-6, (10-4).