September 17, 2011

Bobcat Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance in Final Day

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia College tennis program took the courts on the final day of the Windstream Men’s Fall Championships Saturday morning hoping to take the group titles. GC took seven titles on the day, two in doubles and five in singles action.

It was a busy day for the Bobcats, playing in 14 singles and three doubles matches. In Group #1, Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) took the court, but fell to Samuel Poutignat of Lander University, 6-4, 6-4. Wadstein also dropped his afternoon match to Augusta State University’s Bernardo Fernandes, 6-4, 6-4.

Jerome Leborgne (Coordimache, France) recorded GC’s first victory of the day, defeating Lander’s Ross Armstrong in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. He then ousted Henrique Boturao of Augusta, 6-3, 7-6, for the Group #2 title.

In Group #3, Kasper Konyves (Helsingborg, Sweden) took down Lander’s Max Desmars in a marathon match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and then proceeded to beat Augusta’s Victor Guimaraes, 7-5, 6-2, to win the group. Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) won with ease over Renato Assad of Lander, 6-2, 6-4 but then fell to Jan Labas of Augusta, 6-1, 6-1.

Leo Bernardes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) upended Lander’s Gary Bertoldo in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, then took care of business against Augusta’s Jenner Stevenson, 6-2, 6-2, to win Group #5.

Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) had the most lopsided victory of the morning for GC, defeating Sergi Forcadell, 6-1, 6-0. Andersson then went on to defeat ABAC’s Thomas Flowers, 6-1, 6-1. In Group #6, Mario Cardenas (Kennesaw, Ga.) finished off Augusta’s Max Coulomb, 6-1, 6-2, and then took down Jacob Tompkins, 6-2, 6-0, for the group title.

In doubles action, Leborgne and Wadstein partnered up to beat Boturao and Fernandes, 8-4, and take Group #1. Franks and Konyves dropped their match to Labas and Guimaraes, 8-6. Bernardes and Cardenas snuck past Stevenson and Coulomb, 8-6, to take the Group #3 crown.

The Bobcats will pick up their action Sept. 23-26 at the ITA Southeast Regional Tournament at Sumter, S.C.

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