PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9 Georgia College men's tennis team (12-5) got their third victory in four days, demolishing No. 47 University of North Alabama (4-9) in the final match at the White Sands Invitational Sunday morning, 9-0.
The Bobcats would ease their way through doubles, 3-0. Leo Bernardes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) finished last but their victory completed the doubles sweep. The duo downed Matt Feury and Rob Whitsitt 8-3 in the second spot. Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) finished second for the Bobcats, blowing out Merlin Witt and Mirko Sommerfield, 8-1. Leborgne and Wadstein are 11-6 on the season with a three game winning streak.
Bernardes would start the singles portion off for the Bobcats playing out of the No. 4 spot and dominating Whitsitt, 6-2, 6-0. In fifth singles, Franks clinched the day for the Bobcats, toppling Neme, 6-3, 6-1 and Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) finished immediately after Franks giving GC their sixth win of the morning, defeating Drake, 6-3, 6-1.
After sitting out the singles portion for two straight matches, Wadstein came out on fire and smoked Feury, 6-2, 6-0. No. 16 Leborgne took care of business winning a close first set 7-6 and toppling Witt in the second set, 6-1. The win marks five straight for Leborgne playing in the No. 1 spot. Rausch would finish out the day for the 'Cats, defeating Sommerfield in a marathon, 6-7, 7-5, 10-8.
This match concludes the Bobcats' spring break trip to Pensacola, Fla. with a 3-1 record. GC will next face off against Georgia Southwestern State University April 2, slated for 1 p.m. at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
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