#23 Bobcat Men’s Tennis Drops Shutout at #3 Columbus State

Peach Belt Conference Men's Tennis

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 23 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (10-8, 5-3 PBC) battled their sixth top-10 team this season, falling 9-0 to No. 3 Columbus State University (17-3, 8-0 PBC) on the road Thursday.

The Cougars took all three doubles matches.

In first doubles, the No. 16 doubles squad of Zach Whaanga and Alvaro Regalado beat No. 34 Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) 8-6. In the second slot, Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) beat Kiranpal Pannu and Matei Avram 8-3. In third doubles, Nathan Connelly (McDonough) and Cole Heller (Woodstock) fell to Jorge Vargas and Shao-yu Yu 8-4.

First singles featured a ranked battle, as No. 20 Ecenarro took the fight to No. 2 Pannu. On the second line, Kumbier lost to No. 26 Whaanga 6-0, 6-2. In third singles, Moller fell to No. 62 Regalado 7-5, 6-2.

The fourth line went to Paul Sprengelmeijer for the Cougars, as Noah Wallace (Grayson) fell by 6-2, 6-0. In fifth singles, Heller lost a 6-2, 6-0 match to Avram. In the sixth slot, Connelly lost to Vargas 6-0, 6-2.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m., playing host to No. 13 USC Aiken for Georgia College's Senior Day.

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