by Mark Jagord, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 18 Georgia College men's tennis team (7-2) extended their winning streak to four with a non-conference match against No. 37 Ferris State University (2-9), 8-1 Friday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility. Sophomore Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) defeated nationally-ranked No. 28 Laurent Galarneau in first singles action.
The Bobcats took a 2-1 lead into singles play after both first and third singles won by identical 8-3 scores, while second singles fell 8-4.
The Bobcats' first doubles pair of Hass and senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) disposed of Galarneau and Aaron Dial, while the third doubles team of freshman Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Ga.) and sophomore Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) were victorious over Jose Calero and Will Huntington. Sophomore Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and freshman Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) lost at second doubles against Otto Keresztes and Will Huntington.
Georgia College walked away 6-0 in singles, although three of the six matches went beyond two sets. Waern was the first to win against Mailloux in the third spot with a pair of 6-1 sets. Schubert then finished off Dial 6-3, 6-1 at second singles before Hass clinched the win for the Bobcats over nationally-ranked Galarneau at first singles 6-0, 6-7, 6-1.
Two of the final three matches went into extra sessions beginning with Campus' win over Keresztes at fourth singles. After dropping the first set 6-3, Campus took the next set 6-3 and the tie-breaker 10-1. Kinsler then beat Andre Giacomazzi Serafim 6-1, 6-4 at sixth singles; before Powell ended the match with a 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 win over Calero.
The men's tennis team travels to No. 3 University of West Florida Tuesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. The Argonauts are 12-0 so far this season with half their wins coming by shutout. West Florida is coming off a 6-3 upset win over No. 1 Barry University last Tuesday.
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