by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University men’s tennis team (7-4) shutout Concord University (0-1) 9-0 Tuesday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
At second doubles, Tyler Franks (Eatonton, Ga.) paired with Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) to defeat Concord’s Leo Araujo and Armando Estevez 8-3, while Georgia College’s Bobby Angelucci (Acworth, Ga.) and Max Beliankou (Minsk, Belarus) downed Felix Corbella Riba and Filip Crvenkovic 8-2, giving the ‘Cats a 3-0 lead after doubles play.
In singles action, Leborgne kept things going for Georgia College winning 6-4 and 6-2 over Araujo. Slotted second, Wadstein swept Mischiatti 6-1 and 6-0, while Beliankou took Iruthayarajah 6-3 and 6-2. With the most Bobcat wins this season, Beliankou now sits at 8-2 in individual play.
At fourth singles, Bernardes blanked Estevez in 6-0 sets, improving to 7-2 for the 2010 campaign. Bobcat freshman Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) claimed fifth singles, defeating Riba 6-1 and 6-2, while Franks overpowered Crvenkovic 6-3 and 6-2.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 13 hosting Lander University at 1 p.m.
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