#22 GC Men’s Tennis Falls to #4 Lander in First Round of NCAA Regionals, 5-2.

Sophomore Robin Moller
Sophomore Robin Moller

GREENWOOD, S.C. – The No. 22 Georgia College Men's Tennis program (11-11) competed in their final match of the year Monday, as they fell to No. 4 Lander University (21-3) at the Bearcats home court at the NCAA Southeast Regional, 5-2.


The Bearcats took an early advantage in the doubles round, taking two out of three matches from the Bobcats.


The lone Georgia College win came in the one slot from the duo of Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) who defeated Alexander Regner and David Korsten, 8-3.


Lander took the other two matches with Eirik Groner and Ozan Cildir defeating Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek, Georgia) in the two spot by a score of 8-3.  In the three spot, the team of Philippe Courteau and Gabriel Couto make quick work of Noah Wallace (Grayson, Georgia) and Nathan Connelly (McDonough, Georgia) who were defeated 8-1.


Georgia College managed to briefly knot the match at 2-2 after Moller retired Korsten after one set, 6-1.


It was all Bearcats from there.  The next point for Lander came in the sixth spot as Cole Heller (Woodstock, Georgia) was taken down by Axel Cronje, 6-1, 6-5.  The next Lander point came in the third slot as Kohn was defeated by Cildir, 6-1, 6-2, giving the Bearcats a 4-2 advantage.


The final point for Lander came in the fifth spot when Tommaso Rossin defeated Caron, 6-2, 6-1, clinching the victory for the Bearcats, 5-2.


The Monday afternoon loss for Georgia College marks the end of their 2018 Fall campaign where they recorded a total of 11 wins, one of which against the No. 8 USC Aiken Pacers in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.  The Bobcats also had Ecenarro and Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) earn All-PBC honors for singles along with the pairing of Kumbier and Moller earning the accolade in doubles.


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