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Mason Falls to No. 55 Georgia State at CAA Championships
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 04/20/2012

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The Mason men's tennis team lost 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Championship today to #2 seed Georgia State at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University. The Panthers (20-4) are ranked No. 55 nationally and will take on No. 42 UNCW in the semifinals on Saturday. Mason finishes the season 17-8.

The Panthers earned their first point after taking the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, Jimmy Davis and Taylor Sargent dropped their match to Georgia State's team of Santana/Ortiz, 8-5. The Patriots Scott Keaton and Joe Wiggins lost 8-3, to the Panthers team of Valente/Gutierrez.

The third Georgia State point came at No. 2 singles as CAA Rookie of the Year Matias Hatem didn't drop a match en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win against sophomore Jimmy Davis. The match ended when junior Victor Valente, named all-CAA first team, notched a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles position against Mason's Jordan Dyke, who earned All-CAA thrid team honors.

#2 Georgia State 4, #7 George Mason 0


#1 Victor Valente (GSU) d. Jordan Dyke (Mason), 6-2, 6-3

#2 Matias Hatem (GSU) d. Jimmy Davis (Mason), 6-0, 6-0

#3 Thomas Cook (GSU) vs. Jorge Osuna (Mason) – DNF, 6-1, 2-6

#4 Juan Pablo Gutierrez (GSU) d. Scott Keaton (Mason), 6-3, 6-3

#5 Ismael Lahlou (GSU) vs. Taylor Sargent (Mason) – DNF, 6-2, 5-1

#6 Lucas Santana (GSU) vs. Joe Wiggins (Mason) – DNF, 6-3, 4-3

Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1


#1 Hatem/Cook (GSU) vs. Dyke/Barden (Mason) – DNF, 7-7

#2 Valente/Gutierrez (GSU) d. Keaton/Wiggins (Mason), 8-3

#3 Santana/Jose Ortiz (GSU) d. Davis/Sargent (Mason), 8-5

Order of Finish: 3, 2