Men’s Tennis Player of the Week: Matei Avram, Columbus State

Men’s Tennis Player of the Week: Matei Avram, Columbus State

Avram went 3-0 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles as the Cougars faced a pair of top-5 teams this week.  The sophomore from Bacau, Romania, defeated #5 Valdosta State’s Axel Holm 6-1, 6-1 at #5 singles.  He then beat #2 Barry’s Vivien Verseir 6-1, 6-3  at #4 and finished the week with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Georgia Southwestern’s Justin Ralston at #3.  In doubles, he partnered with Zach Whaanga in the second doubles spot and picked up wins over Barry’s Bayldon and Matteoli 9-8 and GSW’s Eafano/Millwood 8-4.  His lone blemish came in doubles to VSU’s Kim/Rivas in a tiebreaker.  Avram is now 9-1 on the season in singles and doubles.

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