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VSU men’s tennis continues to ace the competition

The VSU men’s tennis is looking to stay on top. As the tennis season starts, the Blazers expect to keep their conference dominance. They won three conference championships in the past four years and are ranked no. 19 in the country in the preseason. Leadership last year was under All-Americans Jordi Mas and Xavier Pinedas. This year, it falls on ...

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VSU Tennis relying on experience

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Tennis will be looking to experience for the 2017 season. The men’s team lost only four players to graduation. One of which, Niklas Herbing, will return as an assistant. The women’s team lost none. Head Coach John Hansen will look for last year’s Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, Leo Blay to ...

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VSU men crowned conference champions for the 11th time

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer VSU can add another championship banner to its wall. Saturday’s win earned the men Blazers their 11th all-time GSC championship title. The VSU men’s tennis team rallied against teams in Pensacola, Florida, before heading to Montgomery, Alabama, to reserve a spot in the NCAA Division II last Saturday. They defeated the No. 4 West ...

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Tennis prepares for critical weekend

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer The Blazers men and women tennis teams are set to take on the Alabama-Huntsville’s Chargers, Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (women), West Florida Argonauts and the Concordia Clippers in anticipation of their approaching Gulf South Conference tournaments. Both teams hope to redeem themselves after 3-5 losses to the Columbus State Cougars on March 9. The ...

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VSU tennis enjoys successful weekend on the court

Written by Marquez Slaughter, Correspondent VSU’s tennis teams are rolling. The men’s team defeated both the Lee Flames and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in a doubleheader while the women’s team also defeated Lee Flames 6-0 and Shorter Hawks 5-0 in Saturday’s match at the VSU courts. The wins earned them both their second consecutive Gulf South Conference win. Sophomores Leo Blay ...

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Blazers tennis underway

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. The Blazers weren’t able to carry the momentum into their singles matches, however, losing four ...

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Tennis plays solid in South Regional Championship

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Tennis Team is gearing up for the season that is set to start in the spring. The team had a good showing at the annual USTA/ITA South Region Championship on Sept. 25-28 in Pensacola, Fl. and the men and women’s team had a great showing. The women’s team landed two of their players ...

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Blazer bond that will last a lifetime

Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama. Although the team did not have the best season ...

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Blazer tennis hopes to wash away the Tigers

Written by Kristin Whitman, Sports Editor After the rain cancelled the April 15 matches against the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes, Blazer men’s tennis look to repeat the last match up against Gulf South Conference rivals University of West Alabama Tigers. The Blazers and the Tigers match up today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex at noon to finish up the ...

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