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VSU women’s tennis lands 2-Time NJCAA Champion

VSU has strengthened their line-up for the upcoming season with two-time National Junior College Athletic Association champion Olivia Pezo. The Swedish native has joined the women’s tennis team as a junior this fall. Pezo, 21, is a NJCAA 2021 singles and 2022 doubles national champion who transferred from Hillsborough Community College to VSU to continue her studies in international business ...

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Men’s tennis wins, women’s tennis comes up short in trip to Montevallo

The VSU tennis teams continued their lengthy road trip away from Valdosta with matches against Gulf South Conference foe Montevallo on April 8. The men’s team (11-4, 7-1 GSC) defeated the Falcons (6-9, 3-3 GSC) 7-0, while Montevallo’s women’s team (8-6, 5-2 GSC) defeated the Lady Blazers (7-10, 6-3 GSC) 5-2. For the men’s team, the win was the fifth ...

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Men’s tennis team prevails, women’s tennis team falls against Lynn

The VSU tennis teams squared off against Lynn in nonconference action on March 25 at the VSU Tennis Courts. The No. 6 men’s team (7-4) defeated the No. 14 Fighting Knights (10-1) 4-1, while the women’s team (4-8) fell to the No. 12 Lady Fighting Knights (10-3) 0-4. Men’s Match The Blazers started the match off with a win in ...

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VSU tennis teams win two straight to open conference play

The VSU tennis teams got back on track with a pair of strong performances at home against Shorter on March 4 and Lee on March 5 to open GSC play. The men’s team (4-3, 2-0 GSC) beat Shorter 7-0 and beat Lee 5-2 to snap a three-game losing streak. The women’s team (3-5, 2-0 GSC) also beat Shorter 7-0 and ...

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Mack finds new home with VSU men’s tennis

Men’s tennis sophomore sensation, Luca Mack, is a long way from his home in Emmendingen, Germany, yet VSU has become a second home to him. “I knew this was always a good place,” Mack said. “Tennis wise, [VSU is] always ranked and they always have a good program.” Mack, a two-sport athlete growing up, chose tennis over soccer due to ...

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VSU tennis teams split against Georgia College

The VSU tennis teams opened their spring slates with matches against Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, on Feb. 1. The No. 5 VSU men’s tennis team triumphed over the Bobcats 6-1, while the women’s tennis team lost to the No. 49 Lady Bobcats, falling 4-3. The men’s tennis team picked up where they left off last season, a season that ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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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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