UWA men’s tennis earns win over Valdosta State

Published 9:12 am 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.

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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:


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


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