Columbus State roundup: Softball, tennis teams sweep

April 2, 2014 

The Columbus State softball team swept a doubleheader over Albany State on Wednesday at home, winning 7-5 and 10-1 (5 innings).

In the first game, the Lady Cougars used a four-run sixth inning to come back from a 5-3 deficit, earning the win for pitcher Abby Green (7-1).

They got home runs from Suzanne Carney and Morgan Knight in the game.

The second game was an easier contest from start to finish, as Columbus State scored two runs in the first and never looked back, adding one in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth. In all, it recorded 13 hits in the contest to help pitcher Lindsey DeFee (4-4) get the win.

Carney added another home run, along with Casey Googe and Kirsten Carr.

Columbus State is 25-16 on the season.

TENNIS

No. 14 CSU men 9, Georgia Southwestern 0

AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Columbus State men's tennis team made quick work of Georgia Southwestern, winning 9-0 on Wednesday at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex.

Columbus State (14-3, 7-1) won convincingly in doubles and got strong singles play across the board.

Oussama Zoghlami won 6-0, 6-0, while Adi Malicbegovic earned a win at three singles, 6-3, 6-3. Danilo Sardelli had a little more trouble at four singles, taking it 6-5, 6-4. Maciej Kierkus, Benedikt Wilde and Marco Almorin all scored singles wins, as well.

The Cougars host No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic at 2 p.m. Saturday.

No. 6 CSU women 9, Georgia Southwestern 0

AMERICUS, Ga. -- The sixth-ranked Lady Cougars tennis team topped Georgia Southwestern 9-0 on Wednesday at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Center. Columbus State (14-2) had a perfect day in doubles, winning all 24 games in the three matches.

In singles, second-ranked Paola Cigui won 6-1, 6-1 over Carly Cangelosi and Beatriz Leon won 6-1, 6-2 to continue her perfect season. Olivera Jokic won 6-0, 6-0. Camila Tobar and Laura Chapman also won in four and five singles.

The Lady Cougars will face two-time defending national champion, No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic at 2 p.m. Saturday at home.

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