by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 29 Georgia College men's tennis squad (7-7) took down the Lindenwood University Lions (5-8) 9-0 Friday morning.
The Bobcats started hot, going up 3-0 after doubles action. No. 9 Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) and Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) rebounded from a loss yesterday and destroyed Thiago Mastroianni and Eric Tucoulou 8-1. Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) and Kasper Konyves (Helsingborg, Sweden) followed suit with their own 8-1 victory over Otavio Costa and William Hale.
GC remained on fire in singles, as Wadstein took down Schilling in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in the second slot. Konyves shut out Vicenzio in fourth singles to clinch the team win, and No. 24 Leborgne won in a marathon two-setter against Tucoulou, 6-2, 7-5 in first singles.
In the third slot, Bernardes took down Matroianni in the third slot with a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) also beat Rahul Sadhwani in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. In the sixth spot, Andersson finished off the sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Hale.
Wadstein and Bernardes are still tied for the team lead at 9-5 in singles action. The Andersson/Bernardes win in doubles ties the pairing with Leborgne and Wadstein for a 9-5 mark overall this year.
This brings an end to the GC men's Spring Break trip, as BYU-Hawaii cancelled their men's match with the Bobcats. The Bobcat men are back in action Friday, April 6 at 2 p.m., traveling to No. 5 Valdosta State University.
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