March 19, 2014

#18 GC Men’s Tennis Gets Fourth Shutout Over Tuskegee

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The No. 18 Georgia College men's tennis team (8-3) have now won half their matches by shutout, this time with a non-conference match at Tuskegee University (2-9), 9-0 Wednesday at the Pepsico Tennis Courts. The Bobcats surrendered the fewest amount of games (15) since their first match against Morehouse College (14).

The Bobcats dropped five total games in doubles with third doubles registering the shutout. Sophomore Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and freshman Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) started things out with an 8-3 win against Joseph Messam and Michael Gram at second doubles.

The Bobcats' first doubles pair of sophomore Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) and senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) disposed of Oshane Trail and Andrew Knight 8-2, while the third doubles team of freshman Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Ga.) and sophomore Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) routed Reggie Richardson and Jarrette Batain 8-0.

Georgia College walked away 6-0 in singles play with only five games lost in five of the six singles matches, with second singles producing the best set of the day. Each Bobcat registered at least one shutout set in singles competition.

Hass was the first to win at first singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Trail. Schubert then won 7-5, 6-0 at second singles against Knight to clinch the team win; before Campus beat Gram 6-1, 6-0 in the fourth position. Waern then also won 6-1, 6-0 over Messam at third singles. Powell overpowered Batain with a pair of 6-0 sets in the fifth spot, and Kinsler closed out the scoring with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Richardson.

The men's tennis team travels to No. 21 GRU Augusta Saturday, March 22 for a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) match starting at 1 p.m.

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