#11 GC Men’s Tennis Falls in Tough Loss to #5 Valdosta State, 6-3

Christian Graff got the win in the two spot against Valdosta State.

Full Results: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/mten/2016-17/files/GCM-2.xtg

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – No. 11 Georgia College Men's Tennis (1-1) lost its first match of the season to the No. 5 Valdosta State University Blazers (2-0) Sunday afternoon. The Bobcats won three matches and forced extra time for three, but they eventually fell after a long day of play, 6-3.

Vincent Castermans (Grenoble, France) and Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) got the first match win of the day in the number three doubles spot against Fernando Rivas and Jordi Mas. Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee) and Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) fought hard but lost 8-1 against Valdosta's second line, No. 19 Xavier Pineda and Leo Blay. Finally, Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) and Christian Graff (Lohmar, Germany) lost 7-4 in the tiebreaker on court one versus Eden Peleg and Axel Holm.

Graff dominated in his number two singles match against No. 20 Rivas 6-3, 6-4. Campus had a similarly stellar victory against Valentin Mounoto in the five spot, finishing 6-4, 6-2.

Both No. 25 Kumbier and Castermans fell in close tiebreaking third sets. Kumbier split the first two sets with No. 33 Pineda 4-6, 6-4, but fell in the extra set 6-2. Castermans won his first set against Mas in a tiebreak, 7-6, but lost the next two 6-1, 6-2.

Ecenarro played No. 3 Blay on court one but lost quickly 6-1, 6-2. Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) finished his match last in the six spot versus Davis Stewart. Waern dropped the match 6-2, 7-5.

The Bobcats host Young Harris College for the annual Sea of Green match. Georgia College hopes for a first Peach Belt Conference win of the season Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.

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