Viallaneix's Streak Ends in Near Three-Hour Battle

Viallaneix's Streak Ends in Near Three-Hour Battle

LAWERENCEVILLE, GA – Florida Southern's Arthur Viallaneix battled Middle Georgia's Colby Gandy for nearly three hours before falling in a semifinals match in the B Draw of Open Singles at the Grizzly Open here on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College.

Viallaneix and Gandy locked horns for two hours and 50 minutes before Gandy prevailed 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5 to advance to the championship match. The win ended Viallaneix's undefeated run in the tournament.

"It was a great quality match," said Florida Southern head coach Trey Heath.

In the Open Doubles bracket, Florida Southern's Miguel Alvarez-Hevia and Fabian Lunderg finally got to take the court late Saturday night after getting an opening round bye and then moving on to the round of 16 when their second-round opponents, Andrei Andrukhou and Jack MacFarlane, playing unattached, withdrew due to injury. In their Round of 16 match, the Mocs' duo was defeated 9-8(4) by Emory's Joshua Goodman and Jonathan Jemison.

The Moccasins concluded their fall season with the Grizzle Open.