No. 8 Columbus State Men's Tennis Downs Florida Tech 7-2
Americus – The eighth-ranked Columbus State University men's tennis team got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon as they defeated 42nd ranked Florida Tech 7-2. The match took place at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex in Americus, GA.
The Cougars (17-2) took an early advantage by taking two out of the three doubles matches. At first doubles, Jorge Abarca Montero and Nicolas Clerc pulled off the upset over the sixth-ranked duo of Martin Shishkov and Olivier Simonet 8-6. Gordan Divljak and Quentin Rayniere had no trouble at second doubles as they took down Barry Dylewskia and Michael Schmidt 8-1. The third doubles match was tightly contested as Michael Trebuhov and Adi Malicbegovic needed an extra game to edge past D.J. Pate and Beau Fieldsend 9-7.
Florida Tech (11-11) recorded their last victory at first singles as Clerc defeated 23rd ranked Simonet 7-6, 6-0. The Cougars got back in the win column as 48th ranked Divljak was victorious against Fieldsend winning the match 6-3, 6-1. Rayniere flew past Dylewski 6-1, 6-0 at third singles. Shishkov continued the trend for CSU winning his match 6-3, 6-1 over Pate.
At fifth singles, Danilo Sardelli took down Riley Lorenz 6-1, 6-0. In the final match of the day, Trebuhov defeated Daniel Armellino 6-1, 6-1.
1. Nicolas Clerc (FT) def. #23 Olivier Simonet (CSU) - 7-6, 6-0
2. #48 Gordan Divljak (CSU) def. Beau Fieldsend (FT) - 6-3, 6-1
3. Quentin Rayniere (CSU) def. Barry Dylewski (FT) - 6-1, 6-0
4. Martin Shishkov (CSU) def. D.J. Pate (FT) - 6-3, 6-1
5. Danilo Sardelli (CSU) def. Riley Lorenz (FT) - 6-1, 6-0
6. Michael Trebuhov (CSU) def. Daniel Armellino (FT) - 6-1, 6-1
1. Jorge Abarca Montero/Clerc (FT) def. #6 Shishkov/Simonet (CSU) - 8-6
2. Divljak/Rayniere (CSU) def. Dylewski/Michael Schmidt (FT) - 8-1
3. Trebuhov/Adi Malicbegovic (CSU) def. Pate/Fieldsend (FT) – 9-7