by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 14 Georgia College men's tennis squad (5-7) were shut out by the No. 7 University West Florida Argos (13-2) Tuesday afternoon, 9-0.
The day did not start in the Bobcats favor, falling 3-0 after the doubles portion of the match. The duo of Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and Leo Bernardes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) fell in the No. 3 slot to Mike Lue and Domenico Sano, 8-3.
The Argos' Kevin Ducros and Bruno Savi then defeated No. 14 Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) 8-3 at the top position. Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) and Kasper Konyves (Helsingborg, Sweden) dropped their match to Leandro Ferreira and Andrey Pozhidaev 8-2 at the second spot.
Unfortunately, the Bobcats could not rebound in singles action. No. 13 Leborgne was downed by No. 19 Pozhidaev, 6-0 and 6-2. Wadstein fell to No. 16 Ferreira out of the second hole in a tiebreaker 1-6, 7-5, 10-6. Bernardes fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to Latela.
Konyves played in the fourth spot for the Bobcats but fell to Sano, 6-1, 6-4. Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) fell to the Argos' Mike Lue in his bout, 6-3, 6-2. Sean Gunnels made a singles appearance for West Florida defeating Franks in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
GC plays again Thursday morning in sunny Pensacola against the University of North Alabama set to start at 10 a.m.
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