FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Columbus State tennis team both won their opening matches on Friday in the Peach Belt Conference championships.
The CSU women beat Lander 5-0.
The doubles teams of Beatriz Leon and Camila Tobar, Saravinder Pannu and Kirsa Utech and Elena Peadca abnd Olivera Tadijin all won to give the Lady Cougars (19-2) a 3-0 lead.
Utech won at No. 2 singles and Preadca won at No. 6 singles to clinch the match.
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CSU will play third-seeded Georgia College in Saturday's semifinals. Armstrong State and Flagler will play in the other semifinal.
The CSU men beat North Georgia 5-1.
The doubles teams of Marco Almorin and Adi Malicbegovic and Benedikt and Maciej Kierkus won to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.
Almorin, Jorge Vargas and Kierkus won at singles to clinch the win.
The Cougars play top-seed Armstrong State on Saturday in the semifinals.
On Thursday, Leon was named to the All-PBC singles first team. Leon and Giorgia Vitale earned All-PBC doubles first team. Utech was named to the All-PBC singles second team.
Malicbegovic and Oussama Zoghlami made the All-PBC singles first team. Malicbegovic and Almorin were named to the All-PBC doubles second team.