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Valdosta State Athletics | April 11, 2014

Armstrong Atlantic easily handles No. 13 Valdosta St.

VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Armstrong Atlantic picked up an 8-1 non-conference win against No. 13 Valdosta State on Friday afternoon at the VSU Tennis Courts.

The Pirates (12-6) picked up their second consecutive win, while Valdosta State (10-6) suffered its third consecutive setback with the loss.

Armstrong took a 2-1 lead heading into singles play by taking two of three doubles matches from the Blazers. Jaan Kononov and Pedro Scocuglia notched an 8-3 win versus  Francisco Yim Kim and Niklas Herbring at No. 1 doubles, while Ignacio Hernandez and Damian Okrutny edged Taamo Hakke and Sebastian Jasyk 8-6 at No. 2 doubles. VSU's doubles point came at No. 3 doubles as Gereon Heitmann and Mario Navarro Bayo upended Luca Cerin and Pablo Gor 8-6.

The Pirates then swept all six singles matches in straight sets to clinch the victory. No. 10-ranked Scocuglia downed No. 35-ranked Yim Kim 6-1, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, while No. 25-ranked Kononov bested Navarro 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Hernandez beat Heitmann 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles while Gor downed Schemm 7-5, 6-3 at No. 4 singles. Cerin defeated Herbring 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 singles while Okrutny finished off the Blazers with a 7-5, 6-2 win against Jasyk at No. 6 singles.