by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Georgia College men’s tennis team (12-5, 3-3 PBC) dropped six spots to No. 15 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Poll and four to No. 6 in the region poll as announced by the ITA Wednesday, March 30.
The Bobcats most recently went 3-1 on their annual spring break trip to Pensacola, Fla. GC’s only loss came to then No. 5 University of West Florida, 7-2. The Bobcats three wins came against No. 12 Drury University, 6-3, No. 48 Delta State University, 8-1 and No. 47 University of North Alabama, 9-0.
Other Peach Belt Conference teams featured in the national poll include No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic, No. 11 Lander University, No. 12 Flagler College, No. 13 Columbus State University, No. 14 Francis Marion University, No. 20 Augusta State University and No. 30 USC Aiken.
The top-seven teams in the region consist of PBC teams with Armstrong Atlantic at the top. Lander and Flagler are positioned at two and three, respectively. GC’s top-two singles players are ranked in the top-20. Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) are at No. 15 and No. 17, respectively.
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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