LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its latest round of Division II Rankings, with Georgia College Men's Tennis (11-11) taking the No. 24 slot in the country.
The Bobcats are sixth among the eight Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed, a group led by No. 2 Columbus State University. Lander University is No. 4, and Flagler No. 8 to round out the top-10. The rest of the group includes No. 11 USC Aiken, No. 23 Young Harris College, No. 27 Francis Marion University and No. 41 University of North Georgia. The top spot remains to Barry University.
Along with the team rankings came national positioning for singles and doubles, and senior Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) maintains a top-20 position at No. 18. Dipping two spots from last week, the Bobcat finished his final season at 14-4 overall and 7-2 against PBC schools. He picked up three nationally-ranked victories on the year.
The Bobcats' top doubles pairing of Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) are No. 25 in the nation. Sliding just one spot in the last week, the German Bobcat duo finished the year 12-7 with a 6-3 conference record.
The season has come to a close for Bobcat Men's Tennis, a year in which Georgia College went 11-11, taking a spot in the NCAA Southeast Regional for the 13th year in a row. The Bobcats also had Ecenarro and Kumbier earn All-PBC honors for singles along with the pairing of Kumbier and Moller earning the accolade in doubles.
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