No. 1 Women's Tennis Blanks Clayton State, 9-0, On Saturday

No. 1 Women's Tennis Blanks Clayton State, 9-0, On Saturday

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The top-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong State University women's tennis team gave up just seven games total in picking up a 9-0 Peach Belt Conference win over visiting Clayton State on Saturday at the Armstrong Tennis Complex.

The Pirates improved to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the PBC, winning their 152th consecutive Peach Belt Conference regular season match, dating back to 2003. Clayton State stays winless on the season, falling to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the PBC with the loss.

Armstrong State gave up just one game in doubles play, winning all three matches to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The No. 2-ranked duo of Lena Lutzeier and Diana Stomlega beat Darina Drozdova and Kristiin Mets, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles, while Tamri Chalaganidze and Alice Patch blanked Alina Ageichik and Laura Shkembi, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Paula Boixader Roca and Lenka Styblova finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-1 win over Brittany Canty and Laura Toscan.

In singles play, the Pirates won all six matches in straight sets, starting with No. 11-ranked Lutzeier's 6-1, 6-0 win over Mets at No. 1 singles. Boixader Roca defeated Drozdova, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles while No. 13-ranked Stomlega bested Shkembi, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. Chalaganidze downed Brianna Canty, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.

Patch shut out Ageichik, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5 singles and Styblova finished off the day with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Toscan at No. 6 singles.