by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MACON, Ga. – The No. 11 Georgia College & State University men’s tennis team (8-4) downed Tuskegee University 9-0 Friday, collecting its fourth shutout of the 2010 season.
At first doubles, Georgia College senior Max Beliankou (Minsk, Belarus) teamed with Bobby Angelucci (Acworth, Ga.) to defeat Tuskegee’s David Mohammed and Elijah Pugh 8-0. Slotted second, Bobcats Leo Bernardes (Sao, Paulo, Brazil) and Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) went the distance against Marko Jagodic and Miles Narnor, beating the Golden Tigers 8-2. Georgia College won third doubles by default, giving the Bobcats a 3-0 lead.
In singles play, Beliankou swept Mohammed in a pair of 6-0 sets, improving to 9-2 on the season. The rest of the Bobcat pack followed suit as Bernardes shutout Jagodic at second singles, while Anderson and Tyler Franks (Eatonton, Ga.) defeated Narnor and Pugh, respectively. Georgia College claimed the fifth and sixth spots by default.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 24 against No. 41 University of North Alabama, traveling to Pensacola, Fla. for the White Sands Tournament.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.