Cougars Take Down Wingate
SOURCE: CSU ATHLETICS
The fourth-ranked Columbus State University men’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 win over No. 24 Wingate on Monday. The nonconference match took place at the John W. Walden Tennis Center.
Columbus State moved to 8-2 on the year with its second ranked victory over the last four days.
Things got rolling for the Cougars on Monday behind three doubles victories.
Second-ranked KP Pannu and Alvaro Regalado turned in an 8-4 victory over the 11th-ranked duo in the country at first doubles. Matei Avram and Zach Whaanga were 8-6 victors at the second spot and Shao-Yu Yu and Arnold Kokulewski won 8-2 in the third position.
Singles play saw the Cougars win all six matches in straight sets.
Top-ranked Pannu got his second ranked win of the day, taking down the 31st-ranked player in Division II 6-2, 7-6. Whaanga didn’t drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at second and Regalado was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at third singles.
Paul Sprengelmeijer won 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles, with Kokulewski going 7-5, 6-2 for the win at fifth. Avram made it a clean sweep with a 7-5, 6-1 win at the sixth spot.
Columbus State will be back in action on Thursday with a home match against Southern Indiana. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.
1. #1 KP Pannu (CSU-M) def. #31 Daniel Belsito (WU) 6-2, 7-6
2. #18 Zach Whaanga (CSU-M) def. Josep Canyadell (WU) 6-0, 6-0
3. #22 Alvaro Regalado (CSU-M) def. Matthew Jones (WU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Paul Sprengelmeijer (CSU-M) def. Enrico Giacomini (WU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Arnold Kokulewski (CSU-M) def. Josh DuToit (WU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Matei Avram (CSU-M) def. Tamir Geva (WU) 7-5, 6-1
1. #2 KP Pannu/Alvaro Regalado (CSU-M) def. #11 Daniel Belsito/Josh DuToit (WU) 8-4
2. #24 Matei Avram/Zach Whaanga (CSU-M) def. Josep Canyadell/Duncan Addison (WU) 8-6
3. Shao-Yu Yu/Arnold Kokulewski (CSU-M) def. Enrico Giacomini/Matthew Jones (WU) 8-2