#18 GC Men’s Tennis Downs #32 Wingate, 5-4

 

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Despite entering singles play down 2-1, the No. 18 Georgia College men's tennis team (6-3) rallied to edge No. 32 Wingate University 5-4 in a neutral site match in Augusta, Ga. Wednesday.

Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) teamed for the lone doubles win for Georgia College, taking down Kennedy Cancelado and Ryan Forbes 8-4 in the second slot.

In first doubles, Yannick Haas (Troisdorf, Germany) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) dropped an 8-6 match to Neal Towlson and Roberto Hennis. The third slot was a marathon, with Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) getting clipped 9-7 by Sebastian Hall and Josh Eardley.

The Bobcats picked up the first three singles wins, pulling within a victory before the Bulldogs could get another point.

Andersson made quick work of Eardley 6-2, 6-2 in the sixth slot to even the match 2-2. Mattia Campus (Rome, Italy) gave the Bobcats a lead with a fifth-slot win over Forbes, 6-3, 7-6.

After battling in the first set 7-5, Ainalides buzzed through Wingate's second singles Towlson 6-2 for the fourth team point. Ainalides improves to a team-best 8-1 in singles.

After a loss from Schubert to Hennis at fourth singles 7-6, 6-4, Haas provided the clincher. Playing at third singles, Haas beat Hall 7-6, 6-3. Haas now owns a 6-3 mark on the season.

Rounding out the match, No. 47 Wadstein lost to Cancelado in the first spot 7-5, 6-7, 10-7.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m., hosting No. 38 Lewis University at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

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