By Luke Winstel, Sports Information Student
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – The Georgia College Tennis season is underway this weekend, with several men’s and women’s players participating in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regionals.
Kim Yatribi (Frejus, France) is a No. 16 seed in the Women’s Open Singles Tournament and has a first-round bye and will play her first match Friday at 5 p.m. She was 22-16 this spring.
Emma Fleming (Suwanee) will be playing on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Open Singles tournament. She finished the 2019 spring season with 12 singles wins and was an All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) second-team doubles selection.
Jordan Bowie (Macon) will play Friday at 12 p.m. in the Women’s Singles Tournament. She had 11 singles wins in the spring.
Bowie and Fleming will pair up for the Women’s Open Doubles Tournament. Their first match will be on Friday at 8 a.m. Bowie had nine doubles victories in the spring, Fleming had 12.
The men’s tennis team returns 2018-19 ITA Doubles All-American Matt Rogel (Sautron, France). He is the No. 5 seed in the Men’s Open Singles Tournament and has a first-round bye. The senior was named to the 2018-19 PBC Doubles First-Team and was a PBC Silver Scholar.
Ben Van Hout (Woodstock) will play in the Men’s Open Singles tournament, with his first match on Friday at 10 a.m.
Van Hout and Rogel will participate in the Men’s Open Doubles Tournament. They are the No. 9 seed and have a first-round bye.
Nathan Connelly (McDonough) and Ben Grunert (Roswell) will play on Friday at 8 a.m. Connelly had six doubles wins in the spring.
Connelly will also play in the Men’s Open Singles Tournament. His first match will be on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
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