Eagles drop first of six match homestand

Ryan Pye

In their first match of a six match homestand, the Georgia Southern men’s tennis team fell 4-1 to the Troy Trojans on Tuesday afternoon.

The lone win on the day for the Eagles came from doubles pair Eddie Landin and Diego Finkelstein. The duo was able to outlast their Trojan opponents, defeating them 6-2.

Already trailing heading into singles play, the Eagles failed to score a single victory in any of their 5 matches.

“They were tougher than us and that is a hard thing to admit,” Head Coach Sander Koning told GSEagles. “We pride ourselves in being tough and able to outlast people. Today we didn’t do that.”

Coming off of the tough home loss, the Eagles will have to bounce back quickly, as they have an action packed weekend in Statesboro as they play host to in-state rival Georgia State on Friday, and both Appalachian State and SCAD-Savannah on Saturday.

Their match from Wallis Tennis Center against the Panthers on Friday is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest against Appalachian State is slated for an 11 a.m. start, and the contest against SCAD will begin at 4 p.m.

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