MILLEDGEVILLE - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams lost their Peach Belt Conference openers at Georgia College on Saturday afternoon. The GSW women's team had its best showing against the nationally-ranked Bobcats since joining the NCAA in 2007.
#16 GEORGIA COLLEGE 8, GSW MEN 1
The Hurricanes won at No. 1 doubles against the 16th-ranked Bobcats.
Jake Koonce and Evgeniy Vinogradov picked up GSW's lone win when they defeated Johan Wadstein and Andreas Ainalides, 8-2.
Koonce forced a third set at No. 2 singles and Tommy Cangelosi lost a match-deciding, 10-point tiebreaker at No. 6.
Tennis Match Results
Georgia Southwestern at Georgia College
Feb 16, 2013
#16 Georgia College 8, Georgia Southwestern 1
1. #47 Johan Wadstein (GC-M) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-4
2. Andreas Ainalides (GC-M) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
3. Alex Schubert (GC-M) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-4
4. Yannick Hass (GC-M) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-2
5. Wictor Andersson (GC-M) def. Valentin Demande (GSW-M) 6-0, 7-6
6. Taylor Powell (GC-M) def. Tommy Cangelosi (GSW-M) 6-3, 5-7, 10-3
1. Jake Koonce/Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) def. Johan Wadstein/Andreas Ainalides (GC-M) 8-2
2. Wictor Andersson/Yannick Hass (GC-M) def. Chris Eastwood/Tommy Cangelosi (GSW-M) 8-4
3. Taylor Powell/Alex Schubert (GC-M) def. Joseph Bjerregaard/Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 8-5
Georgia Southwestern 1-2
Georgia College 3-1; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #5
#19 GEORGIA COLLEGE 7, GSW WOMEN 2
The Lady Hurricanes picked up a win in doubles play before earning one victory in singles.
Kalie Douberly and newcomer Taylor Jones notched their third victory in four tries this season at No. 2 doubles with an 8-2 victory over May Johnson and Leah Pridgeon.
Ginny Jones improved to 3-1 in singles in 2013 when she cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 4 against Pridgeon.