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January 21, 2013

No. 63 Georgia State claims 6-1 win over Golden Eagles; Syrym wins


ATLANTA, Ga. -- Senior Syrym Abdukhalikov earned a 6-2, 6-2 straight set victory at the No. 1 singles position, but it was the lone point of the day for Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles were defeated by No. 63 Georgia State, 6-1, Monday morning in Atlanta.

The Panthers swept to all three doubles wins for a 1-0 lead in the match. Abdukhalikov and Alejandro Augusto fought a close battle before falling, 8-6, at No. 1.

Georgia State went up 2-0 when Sofiane Chevallier took a win at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 4-1, as Othon Lima retired from play.

Abdukhalikov posted his win over 54th ranked Victor Valente at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2, to make it a 2-1 match, but that's where Tech's scoring ended.

Lucas Santa Ana posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 3 over Artem Tarasov, and the clincher came at No. 5 when Robert Schulze topped Alvaro Cintas, 6-3, 6-3. GSU tacked on two more points with wins at No. 4 and No. 2 for the final margin.

The Golden Eagles (0-4) will travel to Charlotte on Saturday and Winthrop Sunday.

#63 Georgia State 6, Tennessee Tech 1
Singles competition
1. Syrym Abdukhalikov (TTU) def. #54 Victor Valente (GSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Thomas Cook (GSU) def. Alejandro Augusto (TTU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Lucas Santa Ana (GSU) def. Artem Tarasov (TTU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Paul Schuette (GSU) def. Vasily Eremeev (TTU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Robert Schulze (GSU) def. Alvaro Cintas (TTU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Sofiane Chevallier (GSU) def. Othon Lima (TTU) 6-1, 4-1, retired

Doubles competition
1. Victor Valente/Lucas Santa Ana (GSU) def. Alejandro Augusto/Syrym Abdukhalikov (TTU) 8-6
2. Robert Schulze/Sofiane Chevallier (GSU) def. Vasily Eremeev/Artem Tarasov (TTU) 8-0
3. Thomas Cook/Paul Schuette (GSU) def. Othon Lima/Alvaro Augusto (TTU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Tennessee Tech 0-4
Georgia State 1-0; National ranking #63
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,1,3,5,4,2)
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