SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 4-ranked Armstrong State University women's tennis team knocked off No. 30-ranked Auburn Montgomery, 5-3, on Friday afternoon at the Armstrong Tennis Complex.
The Pirates improved to 19-3 overall with the victory, while the Warhawks fell to 16-4 overall with the loss. Armstrong State wraps up the 2017 regular season on Saturday, hosting No. 36 North Georgia at 2:00 p.m. in Savannah.
Armstrong State took a 2-1 lead after doubles play as the duo of Paula Boixader Roca and Lena Lutzeier defeated Paula Diaz and Anna Rudolfova, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles, while Tamri Chalaganidze and Alice Patch downed Alejandra Gil and Iris Verweij, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles. AUM's Celine Lenertz and Kelly Southwood beat Tatjana Stoll and Diana Stomlega, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles.
The Pirates then clinched the match with three singles wins. No. 5-ranked Lutzeier blanked Diaz, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while No. 17-ranked Stoll beat Lenertz, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. No. 22 Stomlega picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rudolfova at No. 5 singles.
AUM's Verweij defeatd Patch, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 singles, while Southwood notched a win over Boixader Roca at No. 2 singles when Boixader Roca had to retire due to an injury, trailing 6-2, 1-2. The match between Chalaganidze and Gil at No. 6 singles was halted, due to the match being clinched, all tied at 6-6 in the first set.