#18 Men’s Tennis Downs Division I UMKC, 5-2

#18 Men’s Tennis Downs Division I UMKC, 5-2

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Georgia College men's tennis team (14-3) finished off their spring break trip with a match against Division I University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Bobcats swept the doubles matches on their way to a 5-2 victory and the third win in as many matches for men's tennis during Spring Break.

Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) battled in the No. 1 doubles slot against Tomas Patino and Grant Fleming. The Bobcat tandem defeated the Roos top tandem 9-7.

Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) and Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) came away with a fairly easy 8-4 win over Nino Hasadedic and Abdul Alwadhi.

Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) teamed together for the second-straight match and took down Tim Akhmedov and David Heckler 9-7.

Division I rules dictate that doubles play awards one total point in the best of three setting, so the Bobcats took the 1-0 lead into singles play despite sweeping the Roos.

Andersson played out of the No. 6 slot and the senior brought home a quick 6-2, 6-2 win over Conner Edwards. Hass continued his strong freshman season with the 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Alawdhi. The two quick victories made the score 3-0. 

Mattia Campus (Rome, Italy) clinched the team victory as the freshman battled Andrey Smirnov to a 7-6, 6-4 victory.

Wadstein gave the Bobcats an extra point as the senior battled against the Roos top singles option, Grant Fleming, with Wadstein winning 6-3, 7-6.

Ainalides and Schubert both battled to three-set decisions, but came away just short of the win. Ainalides faced off against Hasandedic with the Roos No. 2 winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Schubert played against Patino at the No. 4 slot. Patino took the first set 6-3, but Schubert battled back to take the next set by the same score. The two continued as the final pairing still on the court, with Patino taking the final set 6-3.

The Bobcats return to the Centennial Center for a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) match against No. 27 Francis Marion University Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. 

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