Tennis Holds Serve in Strong Fashion at Grizzly Open

GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM The inaugural Grizzly Open wraps up GGC's fall individual season
GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM
The inaugural Grizzly Open wraps up GGC's fall individual season
GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM

Oct. 20, 2013

Tournament home/complete draws.

The Georgia Gwinnett men’s and women’s tennis teams continued a stellar performance on their home courts on Sunday on the third day of the Grizzly Open in Lawrenceville.

On the men’s side, the Grizzlies earned a pair of semifinal spots in the singles A Flight draw, one finalist in the singles B Flight draw and two semifinalist pairs in the doubles A Flight draw.

In women’s play, GGC captured a doubles A Flight title and had an A Flight singles semifinalist.

Play was delayed Saturday by rain in the Lawrenceville area but all matches between the programs represented were completed by Sunday. Final matches remain between unattached players and GGC participants.

“I’m very proud of both teams’ performances this weekend,” said GGC head coach Chase Hodges. “We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the fall season. We can’t wait for the spring.”

Bruno Tiberti and Tony Kostadinov led the way with singles victories in the A Flight as each went unbeaten through three matches. Meanwhile, Hernan Hatem played his way into the final of the B Flight draw.

In doubles, the combos of Tiberti/Matias Hatem and Tony Kostadinov/Evgeny Silitski rolled on with victories in the eight-game pro-set format.

The Grizzly women were paced by Paloma Cortina and Victoria Svensson’s title run in the Women’s Doubles A Flight. After a first round bye, the duo captured four matches in less than two days. Things culminated with an 8-4 victory over Brenau’s pair of Perdomo/Nazarova on Sunday.

Cortina reached the semifinals of the main singles draw before an 8-5 defeat to Dominika Jasova of Brenau. Luma Schwab and Rocio Fernandez each earned spots in the quarterfinals.

The tournament wraps up GGC’s fall season, with individual records carrying over to spring team play, which begins in early February.