Tennis gets road victory at Faulkner State
The Bulldog men took care of Faulkner 7-2 with Alex Puyol and Sean Robinson leading the charge. Puyol defeated Faulkner Stateís Tyler Watts 6-0, 6-1 while Robinson put away Ian Thomas 6-0, 6-1. Puyol and Robinson teamed up in number one doubles to shut out Watts/Martin 8-0.
Also winning in menís singles for Gulf Coast were Nick Georgian, who blanked Andrew Breyer 6-0, 6-0, and Travis Burdick, who beat Martin Bryant 6-4, 6-0.
Winning in doubles for Gulf Coast were Georgian/L. Puyol over Byner/Breley 8-4, and Burdick/Grant Bell, who put down McIntosch/Bryant 8-0.
ďOur freshman are really growing up fast and are playing some inspired tennis,Ē said Gulf Coast tennis coach Gary Bourgeois. ďTheyíre really working hard to improve their tennis knowledge.Ē
The womenís team slipped by Faulkner 5-4 with Kit Chowdhary, Brittany Buker, and Aliesha Barlow setting the pace. Buker defeated Tynisha Newcheck 6-0, 6-1 while Chowdhary got past Daniela Clark 6-3, 6-1. Also winning in singles for Gulf Coast were Diamond Short and Aliesha Barlow. The doubles victory went to Buker/Chowdhary, who outlasted Ekland/Hathorn 8-4.
ďFaulkner is a very tough opponent and we had some really good battles with them,Ē Bourgeois added. ďIím especially proud of our womenís squad which was down two courts to love but came back and pulled out the win.Ē
Gulf Coast takes has a rematch with Faulkner Nov. 9.
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