Bobcat Men’s Tennis Falls 5-1 to #7 St. Leo University on First Day of West Florida Tournament

Junior Jannik Kumbier
Junior Jannik Kumbier

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Georgia College Men's Tennis team (6-4) dropped a rain-shortened road match with No. 7 St. Leo University (10-0) 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at the West Florida Tournament. The matchup with the Lions marks the second top-10 opponent for the Bobcats thus far.

The team of Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) picked up a tiebreak win for the Bobcats, 9-7 in first doubles over Thomas Grinberg and Vincent Suillerot. Georgia College's Kumbier and Moller are now 6-3 on the season.

Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) fell 8-5 in second doubles to Jaime Bueno and Willem van den Akker, while Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek, Georgia) and Nathan Connelly (McDonough, Georgia) fell 8-5 at third doubles to Francisco Aparicio and Bruno Babic. 

In singles, Ecennaro dropped his match at first singles 6-1, 6-3 to No. 3 Grinberg. Caron fell at fifth singles 7-5, 6-2 to Aparicio and Cole Heller (Woodstock, Georgia) lost at sixth singles by scores of 6-3 and 6-2 to van den Akker. 

The loss ends a two-match winning streak for the Bobcats.

Georgia College continues their appearance in the West Florida Tournament tomorrow, March 19 when they take on Ouachita Baptist University.

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