TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its most recent round of national rankings, with Georgia College Men's Tennis climbing 16 places to take the No. 25 spot.
The Bobcats enjoy their best national ranking thus far this season, at No. 25, thanks to a win over then No. 21 Francis Marion University and a tight 6-3 loss to then No. 6 Flagler College last week.
Georgia College is ranked sixth among the eight Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools on the list, led by No. 3 Lander University. The Bearcats are followed by No. 4 Columbus State University, No. 8 Flagler, No. 19 USC Aiken and No. 24 FMU. No. 27 Young Harris College and No. 34 University of North Georgia come in behind the Bobcats. The top spot belongs to Saint Leo University.
Senior Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) also owns a spot on the individual national ranks, coming in at No. 24. Ecenarro is 10-3 in singles play this season, including a 2-2 mark against Nationally-Ranked opponents. He beat then No. 13 Luca Bolla of Flagler last week.
The Bobcats' top doubles pairing of junior Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and sophomore Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) is the No. 44 national doubles team. Kumbier and Moller are 9-4 this season.
The Bobcats are in action today at UNG.
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