#4 Bobcats Floor Flying Fleet, 9-0

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

DUE WEST, S.C. - The No. 4 Georgia College & State University men's tennis team (10-1) made it eight straight wins by taking down the Flying Fleet of Erskine College (3-9) 9-0 earlier today (March 20).

Erick Siqueira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Justin Pickham (Armidale, Australia) beat Erskine's Caleb Barnes and Angelo Ciarrocchi 8-2 at first singles.  The Bobcat twosome moves to 9-1 on the season.

At second singles, the Bobcat duo of Joao Casagrande (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Francis Yoshimoto (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated the team of Fabio Ciarrocchi and Vincent Chauvette 8-3.

With the score of 8-5, Giovane Nucci (Santa Cantarina, Brazil) and Max Beliankou (Minsk, Belarus) won against Ryan Miller and Nemanja Brcan at the third singles slot.

Siqueira defeated Brcan at the first singles spot 6-2, 6-2. Siqueira moves to 6-4 on the season.

Pickham has won back-to-back matches. Pickham beat Barnes 6-3, 7-5 at second singles. Yoshimoto blanked Angelo Ciarrocchi 6-0, 6-0. Yoshitmoto moves to 10-1 on the 2009 campaign winning eight straight matches. Nucci, also blanked his opponent, Chauvette, 6-0, 6-0. Nucci remains undefeated in the month of March and posts a 6-3 record.

Beliankou shut down Fabio Ciarocchi 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles and is victorious in his last five matches. Beliankou also improves to 9-2 on the year. Bernardes was victorious over Miller 6-3, 6-1.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 21 against Peach Belt Conference foe and No. 11 Francis Marion University, with matches starting at 11 a.m.

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