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Columbus State Athletics | April 9, 2014

DII: No. 6 Columbus State rebounds from loss, defeats No. 24 Flagler

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Sixth-ranked Columbus State rebounded from a weekend loss to defeat 24th-ranked Flagler 5-1 Wednesday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action. The match took place at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on the campus of CSU.

With the win, Columbus State snaps Flagler's 12-match winning streak and improves CSU's record to 16-3 and 9-1 in Peach Belt Conference action. FC is now 13-3 and 9-2 inside conference play.

In doubles play, CSU won two of the three doubles matches including winning at the top spot as 10th-ranked Paola Cigui and Beatriz Leon took down Esther Santiago and Hanna Goettsching 8-4. Olivera Jokic and Laura Chapman also were winners at third doubles defeating Kelly Stewart and Krista Ingrilli 8-2. At second doubles, the FC duo of Thaisa Pereira and Barbora Sebkova edged by Elna Preadca and Saravinder Pannu 8-6.

Columbus State got three quick singles victories to clinch the match. At second singles, 14th-ranked Leon bounced back from her first collegiate loss to defeat Santiago 6-1, 6-1. Olivera Tadijin also recorded a win downing Pereira 6-3, 6-1. At the top spot, second-ranked Cigui got an easy win as Sebkova retired due to an injury.

With the decision in hand, the remaining three matches were suspended. At third singles, Jokic and Stewart each won a set while Chapman fell to Goettsching 7-5 in the first set. At sixth singles, Pannu and Ingrilli were battling in the first set.