The wheels continue to turn for VSU men’s tennis.
After a 4-3 comeback win at No. 30 Auburn Montgomery on April 11, the Blazers (9-3) pushed their win streak to nine matches.
The Blazers are 7-0 in Gulf South Conference play with three matches left. VSU holds a one-game lead over the West Florida Argonauts (6-1).
The Warhawks used Jose Garcia and Alvaro Terron to defeat VSU juniors Axel Holm and Yohan Nguyen. 7-6.
AUM won at No. 2 to clinch the point as Eban Straker-Meads and Santiago Veglia defeated VSU senior Jordi Mas and sophomore Florian Simbozel 6-4.
Cizek and senior Xavier Pineda were tied 6-6 in a tiebreaker at the No. 3 doubles.
In the singles matchup, Straker-Meads, ranked No. 52 in the nation, defeated Simbozel in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-4, for a 2-0 lead for the Warhawks.
The Blazers, then, got on the board as Pineda defeated Veglia at No. 4, 6-4, 6-3.
Nguyen downed Francisco Jimenez at No. 3 singles, evening the match at two in straight-sets, 6-4, 6-3. The Warhawks used a win at No. 5 as Garcia defeated Holm, 7-5, 7-6 for a 3-2 lead over VSU.
Cizek started slow, dropping the first set 6-2 to Giovanni Bellio at No. 6. Cizek redeemed himself and won the second set 6-4. In the final set, Cizek took a 2-1 lead and a 6-1 win for the Blazers.
VSU will travel to Pensacola, Florida, to face Mississippi College on April 19 at 4 p.m. ET.
Following the matchup, VSU will play in two matches on April 20 versus Delta State at 1 p.m. ET and Christian Brothers at 4 p.m. ET.
The Gulf South Conference Tournament begins May 2 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Written by Prince Robinson Jr., Sports Editor. Photo courtesy of VSU Athletics.
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