GSU hosts men’s tennis championship

Photo by: Lindsay Hartmann

Thomas O'Donnell

The Georgia Southern University men’s tennis team was represented in two of the three main draw finals in this weekend’s Georgia Southern Championships, along with a consultation bracket title.

Singles:

  • GSU’s freshman Rafael Racy won the singles Gold Draw for the Eagles with a 2-0 record in round-robin play. He defeated University of South Carolina Aiken’s Lucas Gobbi 6-3, 6-2 in the finals to take the title.
  • GSU junior Marco Osorio represented the Eagles in the final round of the singles White Draw. Osorio defeated two seeded opponents but was downed by Georgia State University’s Lucas Santana 6-3, 6-4.
  • GSU senior Matthijs Verdam took third place in the singles top-flight Blue Draw for the Eagles. He defeated University of Arkansas’s Christian Lee 7-5, 6-1 in the third place match.
  • GSU junior Oliver Webb won the consolation bracket for the Blue Draw, defeating his teammate senior Alex Doherty 7 -5, 6-2 to take the consolation title.
  • GSU sophomore Albert Codina Sala, fell to Georgia State’s sophomore Sofiane Chevallier, 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 in the third place match of the Singles White Draw, despite Codina Sala’s strong play to force the third set.

Doubles:

  • Webb and Dromsky were the only pair to make it to the second day of doubles play in the main draw. After defeating Savannah College of Art and Design’s pair in the initial round and dominating Kennesaw State University’s doubles in the quarterfinals, Webb and Dromsky were defeated by Georgia State’s seniors Velante and Lucas Santa Ana in the semifinals 8-4.
  • In the Doubles finale, Georgia State’s Chevallier and Schultz defeated their teammates Valente and Santa Ana to win the Doubles Championship, 8-6.

On Oct. 18, the Eagles travel to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southeast Regional in Tallahassee, Florida, which runs through Oct. 21 at Florida State University’s Scott Speicher Tennis Center.