No. 4-Seed Bobcats Win Hard-Fought Match Against No. 5-Seed Augusta State, 5-4

 

FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 4-seed Georgia College men's tennis team (18-4) came out on top after an evening of hard-fought tennis at the quarterfinals for the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Friday. The Bobcats faced off against Augusta State University (11-10) and took home the 5-2 victory.

Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) got the Bobcats on the board first, defeating Jan Labas and Romain Brunie, 8-4.

Kenneth Guy Mooney and Maxime Colombe were able to defeat Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) 8-4 to even the score.

Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) upset No. 22 Victor Cabellos and Victor Guimaraes 8-6 in the first slot to gain a 2-1 team advantage.

The Swedish duo of Andersson and Wadstein controlled their singles matches, both winning in straight sets. Andersson cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Gustav Anderson. No. 48 Wadstein finished shortly after, winning 6-2, 6-3 against Cabellos.

The other three games all entered three sets. Schubert was pitted against Brunie, as the Bobcats dropped the first set 6-0 before coming back to take the second set 6-3 before dropping the final set by the same score 6-3 in favor of Brunie.

Ainalides, Hass, and Mattia Campus (Rome, Italy) were all battling into the third set, with all the Bobcats nearing victory. Hass finished first before his teammates, defeating Guimaraes 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. The point clinched the win for the Bobcats and completed action for the evening.

The Bobcats will now face the top seed in the PBC, the Armstrong Pirates. The match is set to begin tomorrow, April 13 at 4 p.m.

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