VALDOSTA, GA (KAUZ) - Midwestern State returned to its winning ways Thursday with a dominant 7-2 win over Abraham Baldwin (Ga.) at the Valdosta State Tennis Courts.
The Mustangs coasted to a 3-0 lead in the match after sweeping doubles play, dropping just two games in the process. The duo of Greta Lazzarotto and Ashley Ramirez posted an 8-0 win on court three to improve to 7-1 on the season while Bianca Duff and Maddy Coffman remained undefeated on the year with an 8-0 mark following an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles. The No. 1 tandem of Daria Panferova and Amy Clifton also came away with an 8-1 victory in the sweep.
In singles, Eirini Kontaki recorded her fifth-straight win with a 6-0, 6-0 result at No. 3 to give Midwestern State (6-2) a 4-0 lead. Coffman followed with a 6-0, 6-1 win on court four to clinch the match for the Mustangs.
Abraham Baldwin (6-4), ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA, went on the board with Oriane Yehouenou earning a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Duff at No. 2 singles.
Panferova and Ramirez each tallied wins in super tiebreakers at No. 1 and 5 singles, respectively, while Mathilde Lirzin defeated Anna Claire Gerletti, 6-4, 6-4, on court six for a 7-2 final.
Midwestern State will face its second top-10 opponent of the season tomorrow with a 1 p.m. match against No. 7 West Florida at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex in Pensacola, Fla.
Midwestern State earned its first win of its annual spring break trip Thursday with a 7-2 victory over Abraham Baldwin (Ga.) at the Valdosta State Tennis Courts.
The Mustangs began the day by taking two of three doubles matches for a 2-1 advantage. Ramon Toyos and Dillon Pineda paired up for the first time this season for an 8-2 win at No. 1 while Dylan Hall and Angel Palacios also competed together in their first match at No. 2 to post an 8-4 victory.
Abraham Baldwin (4-8), ranked fourth in the NJCAA poll, avoided the sweep on court three with Vitor Paulino and Harry Benham defeating Chris and Denney Norrie, 8-6.
Midwestern State (5-4) claimed five of six singles matches with four straight-set victories in the win. Pineda started the Mustangs off with a 6-0, 6-3 triumph at No. 6 singles for his first victory of the year to give MSU a 3-1 lead.
The Stallions answered back with Yohan Nguyen defeating Palacios at the No. 2 position, 6-2, 6-1, for ABAC's second point of the match.
The Maroon and Gold dominated the remainder of the afternoon with Vasudev Vijayaraman and Chris Norrie tallying straight-set victories to help the Mustangs clinch the match. Also earning singles wins for MSU were Toyos and Hall.
Midwestern State takes on its second top-10 opponent in three days tomorrow with a 1 p.m. matchup against No. 9 West Florida at the Ralph Carson Tennis Complex in Pensacola, Fla.