JACKSON, Miss. – The New Orleans Privateers men’s and women’s teams both enjoyed a successful day as they each knocked off Jackson State by a 4-0 score line on Tuesday at the JSU Tennis Center. The men improved to 8-0 while the women moved to 4-1.
The Privateers set a solid tone on the day as David Tesic and Dhruv Tangric combined to secure a victory by a double break at flight three. That moves their doubles record to 3-0 on the spring.
Akos Kotorman and Max Heinzel were tested at flight one but they persevered in the late going of the match. They secured a late service break to win 7-5 and move their unblemished record to 5-0.
In singles, Heinzel who is the defending Southland Player of the Week, won early in the first set when his opponent had to retire from the match. Luke Joujan followed with a 6-3, 6-1 victory to move his singles record to 5-0 on the year.
The clinching point was earned by Marcel Volz† He had to outlast his opponent 9-7 in the opening set tiebreak but Volz dominated the second set on his way to a 7-6, 6-2 victory.
The women’s squad ran their winning streak to four consecutive matches with a hard fought doubles point to begin the day. Jackson State gained some early momentum by winning at flight three, but the Privateers came storming back.
Lina Hohnhold and Marthe Degeorges continued to string together the wins as they posted a 6-2 victory at flight one. Ank Filling and Estelle Vanthier clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win at flight two.
In singles, Hohnhold only succumbed in one game during her straight set victory. She was followed closely by Vanthier who engineered a 6-1, 6-2 victory. The deciding point was earned by Degeorges who continues to impress as she won her first match at flight three this season. Degeorges was bumped up a spot in the rotation after going 3-0 at flight four.
FROM COACH KANGA
“I thought the women executed a good game plan today. They were very methodical in clinching doubles. Across the board, they played very well and I thought this was one of the stronger Jackson State teams. There’s still room for improvement but I’m proud of the way they performed today.”
“The men played a very good Jackson State team. It was a very windy day and we were challenged in several spots. I think it might not have been our best day but they fought through and executed to get the points we needed. This is a team capable of doing great things and they rose to the occasion.”
Both teams will host opponents this weekend. The women play ULM on Saturday at 11 am while the men play Rice on Sunday at 12 pm
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