Pirates Earn Victories Over Flagler and Valdosta


Tennis Pic  -Senior Clara Perez-  (Armstrong Comm.)

By Carolina Garcia, Staff Writer

On April 10, the Armstrong Pirates men’s and women’s tennis teams faced Flagler College at Bacon Park. The men remain unbeaten in the Peach Belt Conference with their 7-2 victory over Flagler, which allows them to battle Lander on April 14 for the PBC regular season title. The Pirates took all three doubles matches against Flagler and four of the six singles matches. Pablo Gor defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-0, while Luca Cerin beat his opponent 6-2, 6-1. Ignacio Hernandez also defeated his opponent in the singles matches, 6-2, 6-2, and Marek Pesicka downed his opponent 6-2, 6-0. Fernando Bogajo and Jan Porteset both suffered defeat against Flagler in the singles matches.

The women’s team also faced Flagler College on Wednesday, after celebrating 150 consecutive home wins at Bacon Park.

The women swept Flagler with a 9-0 victory, extending their consecutive winning streak, making it the longest current home winning streak for Armstrong. They took all three doubles matches as well as all six single matches over Flagler.

The Pirates returned to Bacon Park on Friday, April 10, to take on Valdosta State University, and celebrate two seniors Clara Perez and Fernando Bogajo. The men’s team swept Valdosta, 9-0, taking all three doubles matches and all six singles matches.

The women’s team dominated Valdosta with a 9-0 sweep. Clara Perez is their lone senior, with 127 victories and is ranked no. 7 in national standings. The women took all three doubles matches and all six singles matches.