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STATESBORO, GA. (February 1, 2019) – The North Carolina A&T men’s tennis team lost to Georgia Southern 7-0. 

The top three singles positions were where the most energetic matches of the night took place. At No. 1 singles, senior Nicolas Arduh took on Stefano Di Aloy. The match was close with Arduh coming up short 6-4. His opponent exploited his weaknesses and defeated Arduh 6-1 to win the match.

Freshman Vasil Ivanov played against Antonio Muniz in the No. 2 singles spot. Despite Ivanov’s best efforts, he was defeated 6-3, 6-2 in another great matchup. Sophomore Jorge Goenaga took on Pascal Wagemaker at No. 3 singles. Goenaga found himself down early in the first set but skirmished back into the match before losing the set 6-4. In the second set, Goenaga found himself coming up a little short again as he was defeated 6-3.

Some of the other matches were Hayden Faulkenbury was defeated 6-2, 6-1 while Nolan Martino loss 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 and 6 singles respectively.

The Eagles won all three doubles matches to take the doubles point, but at No. 1 doubles it was a fierce match that went into a tiebreaker set to determine the winner. It was Arduh and Ivanov who contended with Alcala and Mccullough. After the match was tied at 6 apiece, they entered the tiebreaker set where the Aggies lost 7-5 giving the Eagles a clean sweep in doubles.


Georgia Southern 7, N.C. A&T 0
Feb 01, 2019 at Statesboro, Ga. 

Singles competition

1. Stefano Di Aloy (GS) def. ARDUH, Nicolas (NCATM) 6-4, 6-1

2. Antonio Muniz (GS) def. IVANOV, Vasil (NCATM) 6-3, 6-2

3. Pascal Wagemaker (GS) def. GOENAGA, Jorge (NCATM) 6-4, 6-3

4. Murphy Mccullough (GS) def. FAULKENBURY, Hayden (NCATM) 6-2, 6-1

5. Carlos Garcia (GS) def. LAWRENCE, Jordan (NCATM) 6-0, 6-0

6. Martijn Kerssens (GS) def. MARTINO, Nolan (NCATM) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. JC Alcala/Murphy Mccullough (GS) def. ARDUH, Nicolas/IVANOV, Vasil (NCATM) 7-6 (7-5)

2. Stefano Di Aloy/Martijn Kerssens (GS) def. FAULKENBURY, Hayden/GOENAGA, Jorge (NCATM) 6-3

3. Pascal Wagemaker/Santiago Suarez (GS) def. LAWRENCE, Jordan/MARTINO, Nolan (NCATM) 6-2


Match notes

N.C. A&T 0-3

Georgia Southern 4-1