#21 GC Men’s Tennis Team Falls in PBC Semis Against #14 Cougars

Campus (above) and Kinsler win at doubles
Campus (above) and Kinsler win at doubles

FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 21 Georgia College men's tennis team (14-7) couldn't get by the No. 1-seed No. 14 Columbus State University (18-5) in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Friday at the Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. The Bobcats finished 1-2 at doubles before dropping the match 5-1.

The No. 5-seed Bobcats will now play for third place tomorrow­ against the No. 2-seed Lander University at noon.

The bright spot for Georgia College came at third doubles when sophomore Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy) and freshman Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Ga.) defeated Benedikt Wilde and Maciej Kierkus 8-6. The Bobcat third doubles pairing improves to 14-7.

The Bobcats top pair, the No. 16 doubles team of sophomore Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) and senior Alex Schubert (Frankfurt, Germany) could not get by the No. 10 team of Marco Almorin and Adi Malicbegovic 8-4 in a match between nationally-ranked pairs.

Sophomore Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and freshman Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) were bested by Oussama Zoghlami and Danilo Sardelli 8-3 in the second spot.

The Cougars took the first three completed singles matches to get the win 5-1.

Schubert lost first at second singles, dropping to Almorin 6-0, 6-1. Kinsler then went down to Wilde in a pair of 6-3 sets, and Powell ended the match with a loss to Trebuhov 7-5, 6-2.

The Bobcats take to the courts one more time at the PBC Tournament, tomorrow, April 19 at noon against the Bearcats. The two teams met April 13, an 8-1 victory for Lander.

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