#25 GC Men’s Tennis Downs #34 North Georgia, 5-4

Sophomore Robin Moller
Sophomore Robin Moller

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The No. 25 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (10-6, 5-1 PBC) picked up its second-straight victory over nationally-ranked competition, edging No. 34 University of North Georgia (9-6, 2-5 PBC) 5-4 Wednesday on the road.

The Bobcats took two of the three doubles bouts. The nation's No. 44 pairing of Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) took down Niklas Zielen and Ryan Gaskin in the first slot 8-5.

The Bobcats also took second doubles when Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) beat Mark Laishley and Jared Bones 8-4.

The doubles defeat came in the third line, where Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek) and Noah Wallace (Grayson) fell to Zack Waldow and Kevin Candido 8-1.

No. 24 Ecenarro got the first singles finish in the top slot, when Zielen retired. Next came Kumbier in second singles, a 6-3, 6-2 finish over Gaskin. The Bobcat junior is now 12-2 on the season, rattling off seven wins in a row. Kohn then fell short to Laishley 6-3, 6-0 in the fourth slot to make the team score 4-2.

Moller provided the team-victory clinching point in the third slot, topping Tim Kiehl 7-5, 6-4. The Nighthawks swept the final two finishes, Cole Heller (Woodstock) falling to Bones 6-2, 6-3 on the sixth line, and Wallace falling 6-3, 7-6 to Waldow in fifth singles.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m., traveling to No. 4 Columbus State University.

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