Bobcat Men’s Tennis Closes out GC Fall Championships

Sophomore Ben Grunert
Sophomore Ben Grunert

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Tennis team wrapped up the GC Fall Championships Saturday in a successful effort. The tournament this year is a round-robin style featuring players from the Bobcats the University of North Georgia and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Senior Matt Rogel (Sautron, France) won twice in singles action, coming from behind against UNG's Daniel Ostap 3-6, 6-0, 10-7 and against ABAC's Baptiste Mercier 2-6, 7-5, 10-3.

Junior Lukas Zavrel (Ulvano, Czech Republic) topped Tiago Marques of ABAC in three, 6-3, 3-6, 12-10. Zavrel also lost to Ostap 6-3, 6-1. Freshman Sebastian Nunez (Buford) was edged twice in today's action, falling to UNG's Jared Bones 6-4, 6-3 and losing a 6-3, 6-1 bout to Florent Sauvage of ABAC.

Junior Cole Heller (Woodstock) lost twice in a pair of marathons, falling first to Lorenzo Del Biondo of ABAC 2-6, 6-2, 10-7. Heller was edged again by Gonzalo Fernandez Gil of ABAC 4-6, 6-4, 10-8. Senior Nathan Connelly (McDonough) dropped two bouts, losing 6-4, 6-1 to UNG's Zach Waldow and 6-4, 6-2 to Bones.

Sophomore Ben McClurg (Belfast, Northern Ireland) split his action today, starting with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Vinicius Outor of ABAC, then dropping a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 effort to Tim Keihl of UNG. Classmate Ben Grunert (Roswell) won his lone singles bout, taking down Phuong Pham of ABAC 6-1, 7-6.

The Bobcats went 1-2 in doubles action. The victory came from Heller and Grunert, controlling UNG's Waldow and Yann Frezouls 6-1. Zavrel and Connelly lost 6-2 to Ostap and Kevin Candido Magnusson of UNG 6-2. Nunez and McClurg battled ABAC's Del Biondo and Marques to a 7-5 loss.

The tournament brings a close to the fall season for GC Men's Tennis. Stay tuned to for a spring schedule announcement.

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