April 16, 2014

Georgia College Puts Three on All-PBC Tennis Teams

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FLORENCE, S.C. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its annual year-end tennis awards banquet Wednesday kicking off PBC Tournament action tomorrow, with three Georgia College tennis players earning All-PBC honors for their efforts this season.

On the men’s side, sophomore Yannick Hass (Frankfurt, Germany) was named All-PBC First Team, while Hass and senior Alex Schubert (Troisdorf, Germany) picked up All-PBC Second Team honors in doubles.

For the women, freshman Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) took a slot on the All-PBC Second Team.

Hass, the No. 33-ranked singles player in the nation, owns a 14-5 mark overall and 6-3 record in PBC play. The sophomore beat a pair of nationally-ranked players in No. 26 Ettore Damini of USC Aiken, and No. 28 Laurent Galarneau of Ferris State University. Hass makes the 19th All-PBC honoree in singles for GC men’s tennis all-time.  

Ranked No. 16 in the country, Schubert and Hass own a 12-7 doubles record this season, all in singles action for the Bobcats. The Bobcat duo is just the sixth in Georgia College history to reach All-PBC status, the most recent being Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein in 2012. Hass is the first Bobcat male to take both singles and doubles All-PBC trophies in the same season since Leborgne in 2012.

Polk has seen all of her time at first singles this season, posting a 13-7 record with a 9-4 mark in PBC action. The Southeast Region No. 12-ranked player, she owns wins against the region’s No. 8 and No. 20. Polk earns the first All-PBC singles award for Bobcat women’s tennis since Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio in 2012, and the 34th in program history.

The Bobcat tennis squads kick off the PBC Tournament tomorrow, April 17 at 9 a.m., the No. 5-seed women taking on No. 4-seed Francis Marion University, while the No. 5-seed men battle No. 4-seed GRU Augusta.

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