West Alabama men 4, DSU 3
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Delta State University Men’s Tennis team fell 4-3 to the University of Weest Alabama in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tennis Tournament Thursday. The Tigers advanced to the GSC semifinals while the Statesmen are eliminated.
Despite dominating singles wins by DSU’s Emile Le Terrier (No. 1), Leo De Sousa (No. 3) and Trey Seymour (No. 4), UWA split the other singles matches and closed out the match with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
LeTerrier defeated West Alabama’s Julius Kaverinen in straights 6-3, 6-1, De Sousa beat West Alabama’s Illia Dehodiuk 6-2, 6-3 and Seymour cruised past Linus Holthey in three thrilling sets as he lost the first set 6-4 but won the next two sets 6-2 and 6-1.
DSU’s Hugo Stroppiano had a three-set war with West Alabama’s Ilari Vesanen in the No. 2 singles match. Stroppiano lost the first set 6-4 but came back to take the second set 6-3 to force a third and final set. Stroppiano didn’t have enough in the tank as Vesanen won the third set 6-4.
In other singles’ action, West Alabama’s Henrik Sinkko defeated DSU’s Mason Vice in the No. 5 match 6-0, 7-6, and West Alabama’s Nordblom beat DSU’s Breno Goncalves in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles action, Vesanen and Sinkkov (UWA) defeated Stroppiana and Vice (DSU) in 6-2 in the No. 2 match, and Johansen and Dehodiuk (UWA) defeated Timo Schmitz and De Sousa (DSU) 6-2 in the No. 3 match.
The Statesmen fell to 10-8.
West Alabama women 4, DSU 0
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Delta State University Women’s Tennis team fell 4-0 to the University of West Alabama in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tennis Tournament Thursday. UWA advanced to the semifinals while the Lady Statesmen were eliminated.
In singles competition, Haina Franco (UWA) defeated Ione’ Deroode (DSU) 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 3 match, 4. Georgina Salom (UWA) beat Katheryne Valencia-Perez (DSU) 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 4 match and Andrea Tomassone (UWA) picked up a straight set win over Nathalia Stelzer (DSU) 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 match.
In doubles competition, 1. Tomassone and Salom (UWA) defeated Fabiola Cardenas and Nathalia Sato (DSU) 6-1 in the No. 1 match, and Sara Manseri and Liliana Araucz (UWA) earned a decisive win over Beth Owen and Nathalia Stelzeri (DSU) 6-1 in the No. 2 match.
DSU’s record fell to 6-17.