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Blazer tennis ready and recharged

Tennis is back in action on Sunday at home after a three week break. � The energizer bunny isn’t the mascot, but VSU tennis Coach John Hanson agrees that going weeks in between matches “refreshes batteries”, and expects both his teams to end the season on a good note.  The Blazer tennis teams hosts the North Alabama Lions on Sunday ...

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Blazers tennis dynamic duo wins big again

Valdosta State tennis dynamic duo Luis Loeffler and Christian Hansen won the USTA/ITA small college championship last Sunday in Mobile, Ala., adding another championship to VSU tennis’ already impressive trophy case. The pair claimed championship honors after defeating Brian Chow and Richard Meyer of Williams College 6-3 and 6-2. In the longest match of the day, the duo began the ...

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Athletics recap

VSU athletics had its share of successes and shortcomings in the past week of both non-conference and conference play. Blazers football kept up its undefeated run improving its record to 4-0 with a win against Southern Arkansas on Saturday night. The offense produced 415 total yards of offense, 252 on the ground and 163 through the air. David Bailey, running ...

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Men’s tennis advances in GSC Championship

Staff Reports The No. 1 VSU Blazers sailed past Christian Brothers, 5-0, in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament and passed up Alabama-Huntsville by the same score to advance to play West Florida for the GSC Championship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The men weren’t challenged, finishing both Christian Brothers and Alabama-Huntsville before either team could earn a ...

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Daughter of football legend chooses to play tennis at VSU

VSU’s men and women’s tennis teams both finished three conference matches this past weekend and finished 5-1.   VSU men didn’t lose a single point against Lambuth, Alabama-Huntsville and North Alabama, while the women picked up their first two wins of the season.  These victories are coming at a good time against conference rivals with a 8-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville and ...

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Kuech ­gains family in tennis

 VSU finished second last year at the NCAA tournament (Michael would tell you that they should have won), and the chance for redeeming that loss will elude him as he prepares to graduate in December.   Michael Kuech–‘Meeshy’ to teammates and close friends– is in his last semester at VSU and thus can’t help the highly-ranked Blazer tennis team compete ...

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Tennis ready for NCAAs

The Valdosta State men’s and women’s tennis teams have clinched the No. 1 and No. 3 seedings respectively in the South region of the NCAA Tournament. The men snagged the No. 1 seed after an outstanding regular season that posted a 17-1 record, a Gulf South Conference title, and a victory over No. 1 ranked Armstrong-Atlantic. The lone loss of ...

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Four is the magic number

The VSU tennis teams swept the Gulf South Conference tournament, with each taking home the Conference championship with identical 5-1 victories. The men’s victory in the final round secured their fourth title in a row, a feat that has not been accomplished in 17 years in the Gulf South Conference. Part of the reason the team has been able to ...

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Blazers eye GSC finals

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The VSU men’s tennis team storms in to the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend, riding the momentum from an impressive victory over No. 1 ranked Armstrong Atlantic. The Blazers claimed all three points in doubles play, beginning with an 8-6 victory where Philip Pakebusch and Michael Kuech defeated top-ranked Rafael Array and Mikk Irdoja of the ...

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