#20 GC Men’s Tennis Drops 8-1 Match to #5 Armstrong

Freshman Pedro Ecenarro provided a victory in singles, improving to 5-0.
Freshman Pedro Ecenarro provided a victory in singles, improving to 5-0.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 20 Georgia College men's tennis team (4-1, 2-1 PBC) suffered its first loss of the 2015 season Saturday, 8-1 to No. 5 Armstrong State University (5-2, 3-0 PBC) at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

Armstrong swept doubles action, with the Bobcats battling to tight scores in the second and third slots. The No. 21 doubles team of Georgia College's Yannick Hass (Troisdorf, Germany) and Vincent Castermans (France) were downed 8-2 by Otakar Lucak and Fernando Bogajo in the first slot.

In third doubles, Mattia Campus (Concorezzo, Italy), and Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) gave Marek Pesicka and Jan Porteset trouble in the second slot, 8-6. The tightest match came in second doubles, as Taylor Powell (Martinez, Ga.) and Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) were edged 9-8 by Pablo Gor and Ignacio Hernandez.

In singles play, the Bobcat victory came at the fifth singles spot, when Ecenarro beat Luca Cerin with relative ease 6-4, 6-1. Ecenarro improves to 5-0 in singles for his first collegiate season.

No. 1 Bogajo beat No. 22 Hass 6-0, 6-0 in a ranked battle in the first slot, and No. 14 Gor followed suit with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Castermans in second singles.

Lucak took care of Kumbier in a pair of 6-1 sets in third singles, while No. 18 Hernandez struggled with Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) 7-5, 6-3 in fourth singles. The tightest singles bout came in the sixth spot, where Powell fell to Pesicka 7-6, 7-5.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, March 1 at noon, as they play host to Wingate University at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

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