PENSACOLA, Fla. – After getting pushed back a day due to rain Monday, the Georgia College Men's Tennis team (7-4) picked up a 6-3 non-conference win over Ouachita Baptist University (2-8) Tuesday at the West Florida Tournament.
The Bobcats took two of the three doubles bouts, rebounding from an 0-1 hole after a third-slot loss. There, Nathan Connelly (McDonough, Georgia) and Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek, Georgia) fell to Nair Adi and Dan Kaplun 8-2.
First doubles brought the match even, as Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) beat Juan Moncada and Lennart Lonneman 8-3. The GC German duo is now 7-3 on the season.
Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) teamed for an 8-3 win in the second slot over Braydon Montgomery and Carlos Solorzano. Ecenarro and Kohn improve to 7-1.
Singles finishes began in the fourth line, where Kohn beat Adi 6-1, 6-2. Kumbier followed with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kaplun in second singles. Both Kohn and Kumbier are now 8-2 in singles this year. Ecenarro provided the team-victory clinching point on the top line, controlling Moncada 6-3, 6-1.
The first of two singles defeats for the Bobcats came next, as Caron fell short to Solorzano 7-6, 6-2 in the fifth slot. Sixth singles came next, as Cole Heller (Woodstock, Georgia) lost to Montgomery 7-5, 6-2. The match came to a close with a win for Moller in the third slot, taking down Lonneman in a 7-5, 6-7, 11-9 tiebreak. Moller owns the team's best singles record at 8-1.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 21 against No. 1 University of West Florida.
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