Ragin Cajuns end tennis team’s win streak

Ryan Pye

Coming off of a weekend where they grabbed 2 big wins against conference rivals Georgia State and Appalachian State, the Georgia Southern men’s tennis team hosted yet another conference foe Louisiana on Tuesday.

Their contest against the Ragin Cajuns was the Eagles’ final conference matchup of the season, and unfortunately for GS, it didn’t end how they had hoped.

The Eagles were able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead after taking 2 of 3 of the doubles matches.

In singles play however, the Eagles were not able to get things going early, dropping four first sets along all six courts. Stefano Di Aloy and Eddie Landin were both able to secure wins in their respectable matchups, but their efforts just weren’t enough to catch the Cajuns.

At the end of all play it was UL taking a narrow 4-3, ending the Eagles’ winning streak at just 2 games.

Despite the loss, Head Coach Sander Koning expects his team to rebound strong in the next matchup.

“I am proud of how my guys fought and it is a great learning opportunity this close to conference,” Koning said.

The Eagles’ next contest is set for Friday, April 6, where they will welcome the University of North Carolina Wilmington to Statesboro. Action is set to begin from Wallis Tennis Center at 1 p.m.

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu