GC Men’s Tennis Has Good Showing in ITA Fall Regional Championship

SUMTER, S.C. – The Georgia College men’s tennis team took on day two of the ITA Southeast Regionals Saturday, highlighted by Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Ga.) and Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) advancing to the quarterfinals in pool B singles. 

As pool A singles got underway Saturday, Yannik Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) faced No. 3-seed Jose Martinez of Flagler College. Hass battled through three sets, but was unable to pull out the victory, dropping the match 6-4, 5-7, and 7-6. 

Kinsler began the round of 32 Saturday in pool B up against Zach Grooms of Coker College, beating him 6-1, 6-0. Next for Kinsler was Bruno Padilha of Flagler, with Kinsler making quick work of him as well, a straight-set win 6-1, 6-4.

Campus also had a strong showing for the Bobcats, advancing to the quarterfinals with straight-set wins over Marc Hofer of Lander University (6-2, 6-4) and Jannik Rottlingsberger of Francis Marion University (7-5, 7-5).

Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and Alex Schubert (Frankfort, Germany) were the lone Bobcats remaining in the A doubles pool and took on Ignado Cajal-Hernandez and Jaan Kononov of Francis Marion. Powell and Schubert had a tough match, but eventually lost 9-8.

Campus and Kinsler will be back in action tomorrow, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Kinsler takes on FMU’s Richard Ashforth, while Campus draws Fernando Espana of Newberry College. 

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