March 19, 2014

GC Men’s Tennis Remain at #5 in NCAA Southeast Poll

SKILLMAN, N.J.  – The Georgia College men's tennis team (7-3, 2-1 PBC) has been ranked fifth in the 2013-14 Division II Men's Regional Team Rankings for the Southeast by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Wednesday March 20. Seven of the 10 ranked teams are from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). 

Individual and doubles rankings were also released with good results for Georgia College. Previously-ranked No. 16 Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) has climbed five spots to No. 11, and previously-unranked senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) has cracked the last spot on the top-20. 

Hass has beaten nationally-ranked No. 28 Laurent Galarneau from No. 37 Ferris State University, and yesterday became only one of two players to take a set from undefeated nationally-ranked No. 1 Bruno Savi of No. 3 University of West Florida. 

The pairing of Hass and Schubert in first doubles for the Bobcats has also gotten the attention of the vote getters. The pair which had previously been unranked, jettisoned to No. 5 in today's poll. 

The Bobcats remained in the fifth slot from the last poll Feb. 19. The Division II National Poll will be released next Wednesday, March 26. Ahead of Georgia College in the most recent poll are four PBC teams. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Lander University, Columbus State University and USC Aiken are the top-four teams in that order. 

The Bobcats are in action later this afternoon at Tuskegee University at 2 p.m. After today the team travels to GRU Augusta on March 22 beginning at 9 a.m. 

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