Cougars Take Down Wingate


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.

Singles competition

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

Doubles competition

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

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