No. 1 Pirates Survive Queens (NY), 5-0, In NCAA Round of 16
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University men's tennis team was tested in doubles against No. 25-ranked Queens (NY) on Wednesday, but prevailed with a 5-0 win over the Knights to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA DII Men's Tennis Championships at the Top Gun Tennis Academy in Louisville.
The Pirates (27-0) advance to face No. 6 Hawaii Pacific - 5-0 winners over Shaw - in the Quarterfinals on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the EP Tom Sawyer State Park.
Armstrong found itself trailing in all three doubles matches against the Knights, but rallied to win all three to take a 3-0 lead. The duo of Eudaldo Bonet and Matus Mydla trailed Queens' duo of Diego Medrano and Jesse Smith, 5-2, before completing an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles. The top-ranked doubles duo of Georgi Rumenov and Mikk Irdoja fought off a late break to beat the No. 16-ranked duo of Atilla Toth and Nikolaj Wulff in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-4).
The Pirates then claimed a pair of straight-set singles wins to clinch the match. Daniel Regan defeated Wulff, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles, then No. 12-ranked Mydla bested Andre Pellegrino, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 3 singles.