MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 23 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (1-0) shut out Morehouse College (0-1) in a non-conference contest Friday afternoon at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility, 7-0.
Georgia College gained the early edge with a dominant performance in the trio of doubles matches, surrendering just a lone point throughout all three contests.
The pair of Nathan Connelly (McDonough) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) wasted no time in the third slot, picking up the first win of the day with a 6-0 handling of Vernard Littles and Maurich Pugh. In top-flight doubles, Robin Moller (Hamburg, Germany) and Matt Rogel (Saurtron, France) also kicked off their season with a 6-0 showing, besting Justin Samples and Warren De Vreeze. Teammates Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) and Noah Wallace (Grayson) followed suit, closing out the doubles sweep by defeating Shelton Sutton and Julian Rheams, 6-1.
Wallace picked up right where he left off, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Rheams in third singles. Rogel followed in the second slot, only surrendering a single point to De Vreez in their contest, defeating the Maroon Tiger, 6-1.
A pair of Bobcat freshmen secured the first wins of their college career. Ben McClurg (Belfast, Northern Ireland) dispatched of Pugh in a quick 6-0, 6-1 fashion and Ben Grunert (Roswell) controlled Littles, 6-1, 6-2.
Moeller closed out the day and the singles sweep after dominating Samples by a score of 6-0, 6-0 in the first slot.
The Bobcat Men return to the courts Wednesday, Feb. 6 when they host No. 8 Valdosta State University at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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