FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 4-seed Georgia College men's tennis team (18-5) faced off against top-seed and top team in the country, the Armstrong Pirates (21-2) in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament semifinals Saturday and was upended 5-0.
The Bobcats entered singles play, matching up against five of the top-25 singles players in the nation.
Ainalides earned a first set win against the top player in the nation, Rumenov, but did not get to finish play as Pablo Gor defeated Andersson 6-1, 6-1 in the sixth singles position and No. 48 Wadstein lost to No. 5 Mydla 6-0, 6-0 in the top singles position.
"I think that it was one of my better matches this year," said Ainalides. "I'm feeling really good and ready for the match tomorrow."
The Bobcats will return to the court for the third place match tomorrow, April 14 at noon when they will take on No. 2-seed Lander University (14-3).
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