#13 Bobcat Men’s Tennis Outlasts Augusta, 5-2

Junior Robin Moller
Junior Robin Moller

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 13 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (4-0, 1-0 PBC) stayed undefeated on the young season, topping Augusta University (4-3, 0-1 PBC) 5-2 Friday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The Bobcats got things started on the right foot with a sweep of doubles play.

Nathan Connelly (McDonough) teamed with Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in the third slot to get the first finish, a 6-3 win over Lucas Bolle and Ricard Pallas. The Bobcats then clinched the doubles point with a win in the first slot, where Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) and Matt Rogel (Sautron, France) beat Patrick Oliveira and Joao Ferreira 6-2. Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Noah Wallace (Grayson) completed the doubles sweep with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Kevin Corenstein and Martin Hurtado.

The Jaguars evened things out right away, taking the point at fifth singles. Bolle topped Kohn with a 6-3, 6-0 matchup. Rogel then beat Pallas in the second slot 6-2, 6-4. That combined with another singles win from the defending Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week in Wallace put GC up 3-1. Wallace beat Gaspard Mathieu in fourth singles 6-1, 6-3.

Augusta took the sixth flight, where Hurtado edged Connelly 7-6, 6-3. Then Moller clinched the team win by taking down his second nationally-ranked opponent in the young season. The Bobcat junior beat No. 30 Oliveira 7-6, 6-4. Closing out the day was the match's lone three-setter, where Kumbier beat Ferreira 7-6, 0-6, 6-4.

The Bobcats start off PBC play with a win, giving them victories in their last seven conference openers. The last time the Bobcats started off 4-0 overall was the 2015 season.

GC Men's Tennis is back in action Sunday, Feb. 24 at noon, playing host to the University of Montevallo   

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