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Hawks tennis has rough day from Columbus

Hawks tennis has rough day from Columbus


By James Vallone

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Shorter tennis teams were defeated on the road at No. 7 Columbus State, 8-1 in the men's draw, and 8-0 on the women's side.

In women's doubles competition, the Lady Hawks top team of Candice Laurent and Aurelie Gaborit lost 8-1 to Carolin Weikard and Paola Cigui – the ninth ranked duo in the country.

For the Hawks, the duo of Romain Ferreira and Romain Lefevre would be defeated by Gordon Divljak and Quentin Rayniere 8-5. The team from Columbus is ranked tenth nationally in doubles competition.

The only member of the team to claim victory was Ferreira and he upset No. 24 Olivier Simonet, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Shorter will turn around and head to Tuskegee for competiton on February 9.

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