SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 4-ranked Armstrong State University women's tennis team defeated No. 36 North Georgia, 8-1, on Senior Day Saturday, wrapping up the 2017 regular season at the Armstrong Tennis Complex.
The Pirates wrap up the regular season with a 20-3 overall record and an 11-1 mark in the Peach Belt Conference, while North Georgia falls to 19-5 overall and 8-4 in the PBC. Armstrong State will be the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Tournament, which begins April 21st at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center in Florence, S.C. Seedings will be released this weekend by the Peach Belt.
Armstrong State swept all three doubles matches from the Nighthawks to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The No. 3-ranked duo of Lena Lutzeier and senior Diana Stomlega defeated Felicia Baratta and Kathrin Waidner, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles, while Tatjana Stoll and Lenka Styblova defeated Holly Bennett and Emma Etelalahti, 8-3, at No. 2 doubles. Tamri Chalaganidze and Alice Patch finished the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win over Karina Gurgenyan and Lexa Loden at No. 3 doubles.
The Pirates then won five of six singles matches in straight sets. No. 5-ranked Lutzeier downed No. 33-ranked Waidner, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1 singles, while Patch picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over Gurgenyan at No. 3 singles. No. 22-ranked Stomlega blanked Bennett, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 singles, with Chalaganidze downng Loden, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 5 singles and Styblova sweeping past Etelalahti, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 6 singles.
North Georgia's Baratta upset No. 17-ranked Stoll in a third-set 10-point tiebreaker, 1-6, 6-2, (10-3).
Prior to the match, the Pirates honored their lone senior, Diana Stomlega, in a pre-match ceremony.