#18 GC Men’s Tennis Topped on the Road by #6 USC Aiken

Junior Robin Moller
Junior Robin Moller
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 18 Georgia College Men's Tennis team (11-6, 4-4 PBC) dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 6 USC Aiken (12-2, 5-2 PBC) on the road Thursday. The Bobcats have battled five teams ranked in the nation's top-10 this season.

The Bobcats lost the doubles point but garnered a win in the first slot.

GC's win came from the nation's No. 2 duo of Robin Möller (Hamburg, Germany) and Matt Rogel (Sautron, France). Taking on No. 15 Salvador Bandeira and Antonio Sabugueiro, the Bobcats escaped with a 7-6 win, improving to 15-2.

In second doubles, Jannik Kumbier (Neumünster, Germany) and Noah Wallace (Grayson, Georgia) teamed for a 6-3 loss to Tales Silva and Vicente Andrades. Third doubles brought a 6-2 defeat for Nathan Connelly (McDonough, Georgia) and Enzo Kohn (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) to Alex Sklizovic and Francesco Satta.

In first singles, No. 14 Möller brought in the team's lone point by taking down Silva 6-2, 6-4.

Möller is now 14-2 this year. Second singles showed Rogel giving Bandiera all he could handle in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 marathon. The third slot belonged to the Pacers, where Kumbier lost to No. 59 Sabugueiro 6-0, 6-2.

Wallace dropped the fourth singles bout to Andrades 6-1, 6-3, while in fifth singles, Cole Heller (Woodstock, Georgia) lost a 6-1, 6-2 matchup to Alvaro Garcia Gil. The sixth slot was also a USCA win, with Kohn falling to Satta 6-4, 7-6.

The loss puts Georgia College at 4-4 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned sixth in the league standings. The Bobcats have one more conference match remaining and have already clinched a spot in the PBC Playoffs.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m., traveling to No. 9 Flagler College (12-5, 4-2 PBC). The Saints most recently beat No. 20 Azuza Pacific University Wednesday 4-1.

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