No. 1 Pirates Headed To Louisville After 5-0 Win Over GC
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The top-ranked and undefeated Armstrong Atlantic State University men's tennis team is headed to Louisville after a 5-0 blanking of No. 29-ranked Georgia College in the NCAA DII Southeast Regional on Tuesday afternoon at Bacon Park in Savannah.
The Pirates (26-0) will head to the Top Gun Tennis Academy for the NCAA's Round of 16 as a part of the 2012 NCAA DII Spring Sports Festival in Louisville. Armstrong will take on Queens (NY) in a first-round match on May 16 at 2:00 p.m. The Pirates are making their eighth straight NCAA Round of 16 appearance and Armstrong is hoping to add its third NCAA DII Men's Tennis National Championship after capturing the titles in 2008 and 2009. The Bobcats finish their 2012 season with a 12-9 record.
Armstrong notched wins in all three doubles matches to take a commanding 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The duo of Eudaldo Bonet and Matus Mydla collected an 8-3 win over Tyler Franks and alex Schubert at No. 3 doubles, while the top-ranked duo of Mikk Irdoja and Georgi Rumenov bested the No. 9-ranked duo of Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles.
In singles play, the Pirates won two quick matches to clinch the victory. No. 3-ranked Bonet blanked Wadstein, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles, then No. 32-ranked Lalic downed Andersson, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.