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No. 4 Bearcats fall to Georgia Gwinnett on the road

Lander won two singles matches and one doubles match as the Bearcats lost to Georgia Gwinnett on Friday afternoon (File photo by Joshua S. Kelly)
Lander won two singles matches and one doubles match as the Bearcats lost to Georgia Gwinnett on Friday afternoon (File photo by Joshua S. Kelly)

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 4-ranked Lander men's tennis team dropped its second road match of the season Friday when the Bearcats fell to top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett out of the NAIA, 6-3, in a non-conference match.

Georgia Gwinnett improves to 4-0, while Lander slips to 1-2.

In singles, No. 1 Kevin Konfederak (GGC) def. Jules Vauthier (LU) 6-1, 7-5; No. 2 Jordan Cox (GGC) def. Ozan Cildir (LU) 6-3, 6-0; No. 3 Eirik Groner (LU) def. Gilad Berman (GGC) 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Connor Clements (GGC) def. Alexandre Springer (LU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-0); No. 5 Omar El-Moslemany (LU) def. Rafael Coutinho (GGC) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3; and No. 6 Sergio Valinotti (GGC) def. Paul Arslanian (LU) 6-2, 6-4.

In national singles rankings, Barroso-Campos is No. 3, Devoize No. 9, Hofer No. 14, Theiler No. 17, Minery No. 15, and Panyushkin No. 15.

In doubles, No. 1 Kevin Konfederak/Jordan Cox (GGC) def. Omar El-Moslemany/Marc Hofer (LU) 8-4; No. 2 Gilad Berman/Connor Clements (GGC) def. Alexandre Springer/Elrik Groner (LU) 8-4; and No. 3 Jules Vauthier/Ozan Cildir (LU) def. Rafael Coutinho/Sergio Valinotti (GGC) 9-7.

The Bearcats begin Peach Belt Conference play on Tuesday afternoon at home against Augusta at 2:00 p.m.