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.
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.