MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 16 Georgia College men's tennis team (4-2, 1-2 PBC) took on Armstrong (3-0, 2-0 PBC), the top team in the nation, Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats had multiple close matches but came up short in the end, 7-2 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) were matched against Georgi Rumenov and Dan Regan, the top doubles pair in the country. The Bobcats' top duo came up short with an 8-3 loss.
Wictor Andersson (Kalskoga, Sweden) and Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) were pitted against the No. 9 doubles team in Pedro Scocuglia and Sven Lalic. The Bobcats remained close throughout, but eventually lost 8-6.
Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) and Taylor Powell (Martinez, Germany) got the Bobcats on the scoreboard, as they took on Matus Mydla and Jaan Kononov and came away with an 8-6 win for Georgia College.
No. 47 Wadstein squared off against No. 1 Rumenov and battled throughout, but Rumenov squeaked out a 6-4, 6-4 win. Ainalides also had a close match, playing against No. 9 Mydla. Ainalides took the first set 6-2, but dropped the next two sets 6-2, 6-0.
The freshman Hass took on the senior No. 14 Regan. Hass kept the match close, but Regan pulled off the 6-3, 6-3 victory. Mattia Campus (Rome, Italy) was matched against No. 18 Sven Lalic, with Campus losing 6-0, 6-2.
Schubert took on Kononov and got the Bobcats their second point of the day, coming away with a hard-fought 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 victory.
Andersson, playing in the sixth slot, took No. 22 Scocuglia to three sets before losing 6-0, 4-6, 10-6.
The Bobcats return to the court Monday, March 4 when they take on Florida Tech in a neutral site match in Hilton Head, S.C.
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