MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s tennis team picked up a pair of victories Friday, in day one of the GC Men’s Fall Championships at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The round-robin match play featured one round of singles play on Friday and two rounds of doubles. Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) was the only Bobcat out of four to come away with a singles victory. Franks battled back after losing the middle set and came away with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 finish against Martin Harach of Young Harris College.
Junior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) did not play a singles match on Friday, but he and doubles partner Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) were able to defeat Martin Harach and Tim Gibaud of Young Harris 8-6.
Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) won his first set 7-6, but then lost both the second and third sets 6-2 to Vincent Verpeaux of Lander University. Wadstein and Franks fell to the tandem of Adam Jonsson and August Iwdal from Lander.
Freshman Alex Nolley (Cumming, Ga.) saw his first official action as a Bobcat, but fell 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Nolley also played his first doubles match for Georgia College, playing with fellow freshman Kenneth Cazort (Macon, Ga.). The tandem battled but fell 8-1 to the more experienced Lander team of Samuel Poutignat and Oscar Axelsson.
Lander was the big winner Friday, jumping out to multiple early leads to come away with four singles wins and four doubles victories.
Day two of the tournament will feature a single round of doubles play in the afternoon, with two rounds of singles matches in the morning, starting at 9 a.m.
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