Bobcat Men’s Tennis Beats Augusta for First Conference Win, 6-3

Freshman Enzo Kohn
Freshman Enzo Kohn

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In the first conference contest of the year, Georgia College Men's Tennis (2-0, 1-0 PBC) beat Augusta University (3-4, 0-1 PBC) 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The doubles teams of Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) with Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany), and Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) with Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek) picked up the first two points of the day for Georgia College. Kumbier and Moller won 8-3 at first doubles over Alan Vilaro and Gaspard Mathieu. Ecenarro and Caron beat Moritz Gehlhaus and Gabriel Dos Santos 8-5 at second doubles.

In the third doubles slot, Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Nathan Connelly (McDonough) came up short 8-4 to Patrick Oliveira and Jose Cobo.

Freshman Cole Heller (Woodstock) got the singles action off on the right foot in the sixth line, dropping Cobo 6-3, 6-0. Augusta pulled within one at 3-2 with a win in the fourth slot, as Caron fell to Gelhaus 6-2, 6-3. Kumbier then pulled the Bobcats one point from a team win with a gritty 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vilaro in the second slot.

The team victory-clinching point came from Moller in singles, as he edged Mathieu with 7-5 and 6-4 sets. In first singles, Oliveria beat Ecenarro 6-4, 6-2, then Kohn closed the match with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 come-from-behind win in fifth singles.

The Bobcats have an extended break before heading to Young Harris College Friday, Feb. 23. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

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