April 2, 2013

#17 Bobcats Extend Winning Streak to 12, Down #11 Jaguars 5-1

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 17 Georgia College men's tennis team (16-3, 6-2 PBC) made quick work of the No. 11 Augusta State University Jaguars (10-9, 5-4 PBC) during the Senior Day matchup at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) came away with the first point of the day, as the Bobcat duo defeated Maxime Coulomb and Kenneth Guy Mooney 8-4.

Senior Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and freshman Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) battled against their second ranked opponents in the last four days, No. 22 Victor Cabellos and Victor Guinmaraes. The match was close throughout, but Cabellos and Guinmaraes pulled out the 8-6 victory.

Senior Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and freshman Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) gave the Bobcats the 2-1 lead as they downed Jan Labas and Romain Brunie 8-5.

Ainalides pushed the lead to 3-1 as he defeated Labas 6-2, 7-5. Hass scored the penultimate point with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Guimaraes.

Wadstein finished the match off with a 6-4, 6-2 over Cabellos in the first slot.

The win gives the Bobcats a victory over their highest ranked team of the season, having previously defeated No. 13 Valdosta State University Feb. 6.

The Bobcats will take to the court in a road match against No. 30 USC Aiken (9-4, 3-4 PBC) Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. before finishing off the regular season at No. 7 Lander University (11-1, 7-0 PBC) the following day.

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