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UWA men’s tennis earns win over Valdosta State

Published 9:12am Monday, April 7, 2014

The 25th-ranked West Alabama men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to 16 matches by defeating No. 13 Valdosta State, 5-4, in a battle of NCAA Division II tennis powers Saturday at the Vaughn Tennis Complex.

The victory improves the Tigers to 20-1 overall and 5-1 in Gulf South Conference. Valdosta State dropped to 10-4 and 4-2.

Valdosta State won all three doubles matches before West Alabama roared back to win five of six in singles to take the match.

Nestor Vargas, ranked 18th in the nation in singles play, got UWA off on the right foot by winning at No. 1, 6-1, 6-2 over Francisco Yim Kim. Anton Ivanov, Adam Drysdale, Kike Ruiz and Manuel Grossmann also won in singles for the Tigers.

The Tigers are scheduled to finish the regular season with a match at North Alabama Friday at 1 p.m.

Following are the complete results from Saturday’s 5-4 win over Valdosta State:

Singles

Nestor Vargas (UWA) def. Francisco Yim Kim (VSU) 6-1, 6-2

Anton Ivanov (UWA) def. Mario Navarro Bayo (VSU) 7-6

Adam Drysdale (UWA) def. Joachim Schemm (VSU) 6-3, 7-5

Gereon Heitmann (VSU) def. Simon Bardell (UWA) 6-0, 6-1

Kike Ruiz (UWA) def. Nicklas Herbring (VSU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Manuel Grossmann (UWA) def. Sebastian Jasyk (VSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles

Herbing/Yim Kim (VSU) def. Drysdale/Ivanov (UWA) 9-7

Jasyk/Herbring (VSU) def. Vargas/Ruiz (UWA) 8-2

Navarro Bayo/Heitmann (VSA) def. Bardell/Grossmann (UWA) 8-6

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