PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Louisiana Men’s Tennis team (1-0) picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday afternoon defeating West Florida, 6-1. It was the Ragin’ Cajuns first season-opening win of a spring season since 2014.
The Ragin’ Cajuns claimed four of their five singles triumphs in straight sets. Ivailo Keremedchiev and Stefan Gazo earned wins in their spring season collegiate debut.
Louisiana’s doubles pairings of Jan Galka and Kacper Dworak and Keremedchiev and Jamie Fraser tallied wins to capture the doubles point. Galka added to his solid day by battling West Florida’s No. 1 singles player to earn a 6-2, 6-7, 10-3 decision.
“I’m very proud of Jan Galka today stepping up and clinching doubles and beating a very good West Florida player in three sets,” head coach Mark Jeffrey explained. “The guys approached this match very professionally for their first match. Everyone is buying in on problem solving and getting better, it was a good day against a team that is always ranked top two or three nationally in Division II.”
Louisiana will head to Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-match swing at Florida State starting with Florida A&M on Thursday and Friday, then taking on the Seminoles on Saturday.
Galka (LA) def. Bojedjiev (UWF), 6-2, 6-7, 10-3
Keremedchiev (LA) def. Cabrera (UWF), 6-4, 6-2
Fraser (LA) def. Svensson (UWF), 6-2, 6-2
Dworak (LA) def. Cordeiro (UWF), 6-2, 6-2
Motta (UWF) def. Gilheany (LA), 6-4, 4-6, 10-2
Gazo (LA) def. Racine (UWF), 6-2, 6-0
Galka and Dworak (LA) def. Bojedjiev and Svensson (UWF), 6-3
Keremedchiev and Fraser (LA) def. Cabrera and Cordeiro (UWF), 6-2
Motta and Racine (UWF) def. Gilheany and Gazo (LA), 6-2