MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A home non-conference battle went right down to the wire for Georgia College Men's Tennis (4-3) as the Bobcats were edged 5-4 by Queens University (1-2) Friday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
Doubles play started with the Bobcats in a 2-1 hole. The losses started on the third line, where the freshman pairing of Cole Heller (Woodstock) and Gabriel Caron (Johns Creek) fell short 8-2 to Andor Vas and Kasper Rolfsen. Queens also took the top line, with Julian Bosch and Joel Dunlap edging Jannik Kumbier (Neumunster, Germany) and Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) 8-5.
The Bobcat victory came in the second slot, where Pedro Ecenarro (Santiago de Compostella, Spain) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) teamed for an 8-5 win over Agustin Aran Martin and Sebastian Meum. Ecenarro and Kohn remain undefeated on the season at 4-0.
Bosch beat Kumbier in second singles to start the scoring there, 7-6, 6-4. Moller improved to 5-1 with a third-singles bout with Vas in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-2. Ecenarro brought the Bobcats even at 3-3 with a win in the first line, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 over Martin. Ecenarro is 5-2 on the season.
A fourth singles finish came next, where Meum beat Kohn 7-5, 6-1. Next came the team-victory clinching point, as Rolfsen topped Caron 6-3, 6-4 in the fifth slot. To finish the day, Heller beat Dunlap in the sixth slot 2-6, 6-4, 15-13. Heller is now 3-2 in his rookie year.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., playing host to Emmanuel College.
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