Ragin’ Cajuns ground Eagles

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Lucas Baggett

The Georgia Southern University men’s tennis team lost to non-conference opponent Louisiana at Lafayette 2-5 in a neutral site match on Sunday.

After winning two straight home matches, the momentum halted for the Eagles after a quick start by the Ragin’ Cajuns.

The doubles teams went 0-3 for the Eagles, causing them to fall behind early. The Eagles only points came from singles play.

The quick deficient didn’t stop junior Marco Osorio from winning his match with a 7-6 (6), 6-1 win. Despite Osorio’s win, GSU lost the next singles match, which clinched the win for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

An electrifying win by freshman Rayane Djouad with a score of 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 was the second and last victory for the Eagles of the day. The win for Djouad was his first career win at the No. two singles position.

Another thrilling match given by junior Oliver Webb seemed to give GSU hope, but Webb came up just short with a score of 5-7 6-4, 7-10.

The Eagles slid to 5-4 on the season and look to improve its conference record next weekend.

GSU will travel to Charleston, South Carolina to face The Citadel next Saturday and return home for a match against College of Charleston.