MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Tennis team (1-0) made short work of Morehouse College (0-1) Friday afternoon, kicking off the 2018 season in style. The Bobcats surrendered just seven points on the day in the 9-0 shutout of the Maroon Tigers.
Doubles play was a near- clean sheet, posting shutouts at the second and third slots and an 8-1 win in first doubles. Junior Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) teamed with freshman Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to shutout Nolan Saddler and Vernard Littles in the second slot. Sophomore Nathan Connelly (McDonough) and freshman Cole Heller (Woodstock) followed suit, taking out Rasheed Slade and Ziha Meghoo-Peddie 8-0. In first doubles, senior Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and freshman Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek) beat Justin Samples and Maurice Pugh 8-1.
Kohn got the finishes in singles going in the fourth slot, shutting out Saddler. Kumbier also posted a shutout moments later in the second spot over Slade to clinch the team win. Next came a 6-1, 6-0 win for Caron over Pugh in the second slot.
Connelly coughed up just one point in the 6-0, 6-1 win over Nolan in the sixth slot, and then came Ecenarro's 6-0, 6-1 effort to get past Samples in the first spot. Heller finished out the sweep with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Littles.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m., traveling to No. 4 Valdosta State University.
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