#13 Men’s Tennis Remains Undefeated in Conference Play

#13 Men’s Tennis Remains Undefeated in Conference Play

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by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

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AIKEN, S.C. - The No. 13 Georgia College & StateUniversity men's tennis team (4-1, 3-0 PBC) has yet to be beaten inits league as the Bobcats defeated Peach Belt Conference (PBC)school, No. 23 University of South Carolina-Aiken (5-2, 1-2 PBC)5-4 earlier today (Feb. 20).

No. 2 Justin Pickham(Armidale,Australia) and Erick Siqueira(Sao Paulo,Brazil) were too much for the No.9 duo of Dagoberto Darezzo and Edward Horne 8-6 at the number onesingles slot.

The Bobcats' Max Beliankou(Minksk,Belarus) and Giovane Nucci(Santa Catarina,Brazil) were also victoriousagainst the team of Christopher Kaetz and Gregory Andrade.Beliankou and Nucci won 9-8 (9-7).

Francis Yoshimoto(Sao Paulo,Brazil) played with a new partnerin LeoBenardez at second doubles today. The two were notable to come away with a victory for Georgia College losing 8-5 toAiken's Bruno Seves and Filipe Garcia.

The number one singles featured two top-8 athletes competing.No. 8 Siqueria lost to No. 6 Seves 6-2, 6-3.

At the number two singles, Pickham battled back after a firstset loss to upset the No. 19 player in the nation Darezzo 2-6, 6-2,6-4.

No. 24 Yoshimoto defeated Horne in straight 6-4 sets. Beliankounetted a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Andrade.

Georgia College's Nucci lost 7-5, 6-4 to Aiken's Garcia. Playingin his first singles match of the season, Benardez fell short 7-6,6-4 to Kaetz of the Pacers.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, Feb. 24 against fellowPBC member,
No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic State University at 2 p.m.

Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com tonominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSUAthletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As aDivision II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life ofthe student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearancesin post-season competition as well as documented academic successand community-service involvement.