VALDOSTA, Ga. -- No. 5 Valdosta State beat New Orleans, 6-3 to improve to 8-4 on the season.

The Blazer won two doubles matches. Christian Hansen and Niklas Herbring fell in the top spot, but Tammo Haake and Sebastian Jasyk won, 8-1 in the second slot while Konstantin Kutschenko and Nicola Kusy went on to win, 8-5 in the third slot.

In singles play, the top-three Blazers won along with Jasyk in the sixth slot. No. 19 Hansen beat Ricardo Campos, 6-1, 6-2 while No. 45 Kutschenko won handedly, 6-2, 6-3. Herbring beat Hossam Meligy with matching 6-3 sets. Jasyk took down Dominik Kardell, 6-3, 6-4.

The Blazers fell in the fourth and fifth slots. Santiago Vidales lost to Vinay Kamineni, 7-5, 6-2. In the fifth spot, Kusy challenged David Malmgren, winning the first set, 7-5 but dropped the second and third, 6-3, 6-4.