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Armstrong Atlantic Athletics | March 1, 2014

Armstrong Atlantic breaks losing streak with two wins

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- Armstrong Atlantic got back on the winning track by picking up a pair of Peach Belt Conference road wins on Saturday, downing Young Harris 7-2 and North Georgia 9-0.

With the wins, the Pirates improve to 4-2 overall and 4-0 in Peach Belt Conference play.

Armstrong began the day by winning two of three doubles matches and five of six singles matches in a 7-2 win versus Young Harris (3-3, 0-2 PBC). The Pirates picked up an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles as Pablo Gor and Jaan Kononov defeated Sebastian Edin and William Edin, as well as No. 3 doubles as Ignacio Hernandez and Damian Okrutny beat Martin Harach and Sebastian Dartnell 8-4. The Mountain Lions' doubles win came at No. 2 doubles as Guilherme Frias and Raul Quevedo edged Pedro Scocuglia and Luca Cerin 8-6.

Singles play saw No. 9-ranked Scocuglia pick up a 6-1, 6-0 win versus Frias at No. 1 singles, while No. 39-ranked Kononov beat Brecht Vangrinsven 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. No. 10-ranked Gor knocked off Abel Pigache 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and No. 20-ranked Hernandez beat Sebastian Edin 6-2, 7-5 at No. 4 singles. Cerin beat William Edin 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5 singles. Young Harris' singles point came at No. 6 singles as Harach won a third-set 10-point tiebreaker to beat Okrutny 6-4, 4-6, (10-4).

The Pirates then traveled to Dahlonega, picking up a 9-0 win versus the Saints (6-2, 0-2 PBC). Armstrong picked up only its second doubles sweep of the season as Gor and Kononov beat Mateus Camasmie and Rodrigo Magan 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Scocuglia and Cerin downed Sam Gantt and Giovani Santos 8-5 at No. 2 doubles while Okrutny and Hernandez beat Cameron Mistr and Alexander Reinauer 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.

Armstrong then picked up wins in all six singles matches, five coming in straight sets. Scocuglia downed Camasmie 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Gor beat Santos 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Hernandez bested Reinauer 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 singles and Cerin beat Mistr 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 singles. Okrutny downed Matheus Pineda 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. Kononov picked up a third-set tiebreak win in his match at No. 2 singles, beating Magan 6-3, 4-6, (10-6).