by Erica Misener, sports information student
FLORENCE, S.C.— The No. 25 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (10-9) is preparing to compete in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament hosted by Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina April 20-21.
Georgia College will be the No. 5 seed in the tournament after finishing the season tied with USC Aiken. The Bobcats fell to the Pacers 5-4 in the last match before the PBC Tournament.
Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) leads the Bobcats in singles matches with an 8-1 PBC and 14-3 overall record for the season.
The pairing of Kumbier and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) dominated in doubles matches for the Bobcats with an overall 11-6 and PBC record of 6-3 throughout the season.
In the last season's tournament, Georgia College was defeated by Armstrong State University in the Quarterfinal round 5-1. The Bobcats went on to defeat USC Aiken 5-4 in the PBC Tournament Backdraw.
No. 5-seed Georgia College will be matched up against No. 4-seed USC Aiken in the Quarterfinal round beginning at 1 p.m. at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
With a win, the Bobcats would advance to the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. against the winner of the No. 1-seed Columbus State University and No. 8-seed University of North Georgia.
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