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Tennis triple-teamed

Valdosta State tennis will travel to Pensacola, Fla., on Friday for a weekend filled with competitive matches.

After winning their eighth match in a row, VSU’s men’s tennis team will take an eight-match winning streak to the line against No. 3 West Florida.

In the past two seasons, the Blazers have suffered losses to the Argonauts, losing 8-1 in 2012 and 7-2 in 2013.

The Blazers will continue their road trip on Saturday when they play Delta State University. The Blazers defeated the Statesmen 5-0 in 2012 and 5-1 in 2013.

Sunday marks the first meeting between VSU and Lee University.

The Lady Blazers will be competing in four matches, rather than three, this upcoming weekend.

The ladies will be competing against UWF on Friday, DSU and Nova Southeastern on Saturday and LU on Sunday.

VSU fell to UWF in 2012 6-3. In 2013, the Lady Blazers were dominated by the Argos twice in a row, losing 5-0 both times.

Although the Argos are a major rivalry, Nova Southeastern is a new opponent for the Lady Blazers.

The Lady Statesmen beat the Lady Blazers 5-0 in 2013.

For both VSU teams, this weekend is an important test in their attempt to gain a spot at nationals.

 

This story was written by Lia Armistead

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