SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final national and regional ranking lists of the 2013-14 season, with Georgia College men's tennis taking the No. 23 slot in the country.
The Bobcats slid one spot to No. 23, finishing 14-8 overall and earning a bid to NCAA Southeast Regional. The Bobcats were fifth among the 10 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed, behind No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic State University, No. 6 Columbus State University, No. 8 Lander University and No. 22 GRU Augusta.
The Bobcats also had an individual and doubles pairing earn national-rankings positions. Sophomore Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) finished the season 15-5 in the first slot and took the No. 22 position in the country. Hass also teamed with senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) for a 13-8 mark and the No. 18 position, nationally.
The Bobcats were fifth in the region as well, with Hass coming in seventh in singles, and the Hass/Schubert duo positioned sixth.
The Bobcats lose just one senior from a 2014 squad that went 14-8 with a 6-4 PBC mark. Rising junior Hass was named to the All-PBC First Team in singles, and teamed with that senior Schubert for an all-conference second team slot. The Bobcats made an appearance in the PBC Semifinals, and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth straight season.
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