#14 Bobcat Men Weather the Hurricanes, 8-1

by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 14 Georgia College men's tennis team (5-5, 1-4 PBC) picked up their first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) victory of the season Saturday afternoon defeating the Hurricanes of Georgia Southwestern State University (4-9, 0-6 PBC) 8-1 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The Bobcats swept through the doubles portion of the match, starting with the top doubles tandem of No. 14 Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France), who defeated Jake Koonce and Evgeniy Vinogradov by a score of 8-3. The Bobcats top duo improved to 8-2 on the season with the victory.

Kasper Konyves (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) were paired at the second position where they took down Ryan Bartz and Stephen Moore 8-4.

Rounding out the doubles portion of the match at the third position were Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and Leo Bernardes (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who won 8-2 over Matt Vansant and Joseph Bjerregaard.

Georgia College continued their great play in singles action as No. 13 Leborgne battled to 6-3, 6-3 victory over Moore at the top spot. Wadstein continued the trend in the second position, defeating Bjerregaard 6-0, 6-3 to improve his singles record to 6-4 on the year.

At the third position, Bernardes picked up his fourth singles victory in five matches with a win over Bartz 6-3, 6-3. Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) improved to 6-3 in singles action this season with a 6-1, 6-2 win against Koonce at the fifth position.

Rounding out the scoring for the Bobcats was Konyves, who defeated Vansant at the fourth position 6-3, 6-2. Chris Eastwood picked up the lone 'Canes point with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Franks at the final singles spot.

The Bobcat men are back in action tomorrow when they take on No. 12 Augusta State University at 2 p.m. from the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

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