#21 GC Men’s Tennis’ Home Unbeaten Streak Snapped by #7 Lander

Schubert honored on Senior Day
Schubert honored on Senior Day

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 21 Georgia College men's tennis team (13-6, 6-4 PBC) had its eight-match home win streak snapped by No. 7 Lander University (15-3, 9-1 PBC) Sunday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility. The Bobcats fell to 8-1 at home for the season by an 8-1 score on Senior Day as they prepare for the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament next week.

The men's team dropped all three doubles matches, with the first position between two nationally-ranked pairings.

The Bobcats top pair, the No. 16 doubles team of sophomore Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) and senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) lost 8-2 to No. 11 Oscar Axelsson and Adam Jonsson.

Sophomore Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and freshman Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) were beaten 8-5 at second doubles by Vincent Verpeaux and Paulo Fernandes.

Freshman Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Ga.) and sophomore Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) were defeated by Niklas Terhorst and Samuel Poutignat 8-4 in the third spot.

Singles play was highlighted by three nationally-ranked players.

Waern accounted for the Bobcats only point with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the third spot over Jonsson. Waern now pulls even with Hass for the team's top singles record at 14-5.

No. 33 Hass dropped to No. 15 Verpeaux 7-5, 6-1 at first singles, while Campus couldn't get past No. 43 Ristomatti Lanne losing 6-2, 6-3 at fourth singles.

Powell was bested by Terhorst 6-3, 6-2 in the fifth spot, and Kinsler lost to Diego Zegarra in two 6-3 sets at sixth singles.

Georgia College's lone senior Schubert, was beaten by Marc Hofer 6-2, 6-0. Schubert finishes the regular season at Georgia College 62-43 overall with 31 wins each in singles and doubles over three seasons.

The men's tennis team will travel to Florence, S.C. for the PBC Tournament that begins Thursday, April 17. The Peach Belt offices will announce seeding for the tournament after the season's final match tomorrow.

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