#11 GC Men’s Tennis drops Match to #16 Midwestern State, 7-2

Mattia Campus prepares for the ball.

Full Results: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/mten/2016-17/files/MSU11.xtg

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 11 Georgia College Men's Tennis (7-4) fell to No. 16 Midwestern State University, 7-2 Saturday to start their spring break matches.

Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) continued his now six-match win streak in singles by defeating Angel Palacios in the No. 2 spot. The Bobcat came back from a 6-4 set one loss to force a tiebreaker after a 6-2 second set win. Ecenarro beat the Mustang in the 10-point tiebreak, 10-7.

Mattia Campus (Concorrezzo, Italy) also brought in a point for Georgia College with a win in five singles against Chris Norrie. Campus also forced a 10-point tiebreaker after winning his first set 6-4 but falling in the second 6-4. The Bobcat finally topped the Mustang 10-8.

Christian Graff (Lohmar, Germany) came very close to beating yet another nationally-ranked player in the No. 1 singles spot. He played No. 5 Ramos Toyos, who bested the Bobcat in the first set 6-3. Graff came back to split the match, 6-4. The GC graduate student couldn't slow down the Mustang though, and fell in the tiebreaker, 10-6.

In the third flight, Anton Waern (Taby, Sweden) fell to Vasudev Vijayaraman in a pair of 6-4 sets, as Vincent Castermans (Grenoble, France) lost to Dylan Hall 6-2, 6-4. Kyle Kinsler (Suwanee, Georgia) ended in the sixth spot against Dillon Pineda, falling 7-5, 6-1.

In doubles, the Bobcats' third flight came closest to securing a point for the Blue and Green, but the Mustangs' Chris and Denney Norrie won 8-6 over Castermans and Waern. Graff and Kinsler fell 8-4 to Toyos and Pineda in the first flight. Finally, Ecenarro and Campus struggled in the second line, losing to Palacios and Hall, 8-3.

The Bobcats continue their spring break in Pensacola Sunday, March 19 as they play the University of West Alabama at 11 a.m.

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