April 29, 2013

GC Men’s Tennis Finishes Season at NCAA Regionals, Loses to Armstrong 6-0

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia College men's tennis team (19-7) finished off the season at the finals of the NCAA Southeast Regional Monday. The match finished in unusual fashion, with simultaneous match points on court one and three, giving Armstrong (24-1) a rare 6-0 victory.

Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) and Andreas Ainalides (Heusenstamm, Germany) played the No. 1 doubles pairing in the nation in Daniel Regan and Georgi Rumenov. The Bobcat duo stayed close early, tying the match at 3-3, but the Pirates surged late to finish the match 8-3.

Mattia Campus (Rome, Italy) and Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) led early in the third doubles slot against Matus Mydla and Jaan Kononov, but Armstrong pulled away to an 8-3 win.

Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) and Yannick Haas (Troisdorf, Germany) battled Sven Lalic and Pedro Scocuglia, the No. 6 doubles team in the nation. The match remained close throughout, as each side struggled to break the other's serve. In the end the Pirates finished with an 8-5 win.

Andersson played against Pedro Gor in No. 6 doubles, and was felled 6-0, 6-2 to bring the match to a 4-0 Armstrong advantage.

Mydla and Regan both had active match points and scored within seconds of each other, as Mydla beat Wadstein 6-2, 6-1 and Regan beat Haas 6-0, 6-2 to finish the match.

The outgoing Bobcat senior class of Wadstein, Andersson and Tyler Franks (Eatonton, Ga.) reached the NCAA Tournament each year, stretching the streak to seven years in a row.

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