Lady Pirates Stay Perfect, Men Split Weekend


Photo credit: Elizabeth Rhaney

Photo credit: Elizabeth Rhaney
Photo credit: Elizabeth Rhaney

By Carolina Garcia, Staff Writer

The Armstrong tennis teams started the weekend off on March 28 against Columbus State University. The Lady Pirates remain number one and undefeated with a 9-0 Peach Belt Conference victory over the sixth ranked Cougars.

Duo freshman Lena Lutzeier and senior Clara Perez started the sweep off with an 8-4 victory followed by freshman Alejandra Cisneros and sophomore Diana Stromlega defeating their opponents 8-3.

Freshman Nicole Fossa Huergo and junior Carolina Prats-Millan closed the doubles matches with an 8-2 victory. The Pirates continued their sweep throughout the singles matches, ending the day with a 9-0 sweep.

Pirates head coach Sean McCaffrey commented, “I believe they have great momentum as they approach the stretch run of the season. The women are playing with great confidence.”

The men’s team followed suit, also sweeping the Cougars 9-0 later that day. Senior Fernando Bogajo and junior Otakar Lucak started the sweep off in the doubles match with an 8-2 victory.

Doubles duo junior Pablo Gor and sophomore Ignacio Hernandez dominated their opponents, winning 8-5. Junior Marek Pesicka and freshman Jan Porteset closed out the doubles matches with a victory.

Both teams returned home March 29 to face Concordia. The women won their 150th consecutive home match since 1998 by defeating Concordia 8-1 and sweeping Georgia Southwestern 9-0.

McCaffrey said, “If they keep putting in the work and effort they will be poised to compete for their goal of a national championship.”

The men split their matches against Concordia and Georgia Southwestern, suffering a loss against Concordia, but sweeping Georgia Southwestern 9-0.

The women moved to 19-0 overall with an 8-0 PBC record on the season, while the men’s record stands at 12-4 and 5-0 in the conference. The teams travel to Florence, SC to play a PBC match against Francis Marion on April 3.